The Magic of the Cities.
Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sound the Flute!
Now it's mute.
Day and Night.
In the dale
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
of hydrogen and is the second most abundant element in the Universe.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Ahuehuete became the national tree of Mexico in 1910. The tree is sacred to the native peoples of Mexico, and is featured in the Zapotec creation myth. To the Aztecs, the combined shade of an āhuēhuētl and a pōchōtl (Ceiba pentandra) metaphorically represented a ruler's authority. According to legend, Hernán Cortés wept under an ahuehuete in Popotla after suffering defeat during the Battle of La Noche Triste.
Ahuehuetes are frequently cultivated in Mexican parks and gardens. The wood is used to make house beams and furniture. The Aztecs used its resin to treat gout, ulcers, skin diseases, wounds, and toothaches. A decoction made from the bark was used as a diuretic and an emmenagogue. Pitch derived from the wood was used as a cure for bronchitis The leaves acted as a relaxant and could help reduce itching. (Wiki)
Monday, March 22, 2010
Bicycle sharing systems are increasingly popular and diverse. A number of bicycles is made available for shared use by individuals who do not own any of the bicycles.
The reasons for implementing bicycle sharing systems are as numerous as the forms the systems take. Recently and most notably, municipal governments have promoted systems as part of intermodal transportation, allowing people to shift easily from other forms of transport to bicycle and back again. However, for years community groups have promoted bicycle sharing as an easily accessible alternative to motorized travel, hoping to reduce the carbon footprint of commuting as well as enable residents to become healthier through exercise.
El Gobierno del Distrito Federal puso en marcha la primera fase del Sistema de Transporte Público Individual
ECOBICI, que ofrecerá a los habitantes de la Ciudad de México la opción de movilidad a través de bicicletas para viajes cortos e intermodales.
El sistema cuenta con mil 114 bicicletas y 85 cicloestaciones automatizadas, dispuestas en su primera etapa, en un polígono que abarca las colonias Hipódromo, Hipódromo-Condesa, Condesa, Roma Norte, Juárez y Cuauhtémoc.
ECOBICI es una herramienta de movilidad respetuosa del medio ambiente, que permitirá a la gente desplazarse con mayor rapidez de un medio de transporte público – como el metro o Metrobús – a otro, o acercarse a sus destinos finales o intermedios.
Este sistema ha sido probado con éxito en varias ciudades alrededor del mundo como París, Milán, Oslo, Barcelona y Zaragoza, entre otras.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Essex St. at Canal St. Chinatown, NYC
Friday, March 19, 2010
“Seeing one’s own nature is Buddhahood.”
When asked how to see into one’s own nature,
master Bassui would reply.
“ Now! Who is asking? ”
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein. Living Philosophies, 1931
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
From sketches series.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Bird III PAI, 2005 Bronze
Bull, 1/3, 2003 Bronze by Juan Soriano. From Exhibition Molding Dreams at Chapultepec Park.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Bird, 2005 Bronze by Juan Soriano. From Exhibition Molding Dreams at Chapultepec Park.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Mermaid PAIII, 2005 Bronze by Juan Soriano. From Exhibition Molding Dreams at Chapultepec Park.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Como el Rothkito, tan solo buscando...
Like Rothko, just searching...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
From the exhibition of various sculptors on Paseo de la Reforma.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Que el verso sea como una llave
Que abra mil puertas.
Una hoja cae; algo pasa volando;
Cuanto miren los ojos creado sea,
Y el alma del oyente quede temblando.
Inventa mundos nuevos y cuida tu palabra;
El adjetivo, cuando no da vida, mata.
Estamos en el ciclo de los nervios.
El músculo cuelga,
Como recuerdo, en los museos;
Mas no por eso tenemos menos fuerza:
El vigor verdadero
Reside en la cabeza.
Por qué cantáis la rosa, ¡oh Poetas!
Hacedla florecer en el poema;
Sólo para nosotros
Viven todas las cosas bajo el Sol.
El Poeta es un pequeño Dios.
Vicente Huidobro. De El espejo de Agua, 1916.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Photos by Oly Ramirez
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you possess light within, you see it externally.
An age is called "dark," not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.
Wine is sunlight, held together by water.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
1 al 31 de marzo. Las Rejas de Chapultepec.
Exhibition of Mexican political cartoonist works on Paseo de la Reforma Ave. Chapultepec Park
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
who rise out of their calm beds
and walk through the skin of another life.
We have to drink the stupefying cup of darkness
and wake up to ourselves, nourished and surprised.
Monday, March 1, 2010
We live at the edge of the miraculous.