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, September 22, 2010

The Borda Garden III

The Borda Garden is one of the most famous monuments in Cuernavaca, it was the residence of rich families since the colonial times, it was chosen by its location beside the Cathedral of Cuernavaca and by its main road (now Morelos Avenue); this road comes from Acapulco, crosses Cuernavaca, Mexico City and ends in Veracruz. 
By this road passed the richness the Nao of the Orient brought to New Spain and also was the residence where many famous travelers were lodged. Don Jose Borda was the builder of the residence, he also donated to Taxco the beautiful Santa Prisca church and its Parvis Square. Don Jose de la Borda used this residence such as rest home and rest of silver caravans that came from Taxco to Mexico City.

Incidental News from The Allmusic Blog:

News Roundup: 9/20/2010

Frank Zappa

A bust of Frank Zappa was brought to the pioneering musician’s hometown of Baltimore, MD on Sunday. A replica of a statue erected in a public square in Vilnius, Lithuania, the bust was donated to Baltimore by Lithuanian Zappa fans. The statue was dedicated in a ceremony that coincided with the 25th anniversary of Zappa’s testimony before Congress on freedom of expression for recording artists, and included Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Zappa’s widow and three of his children, the mayor of Vilinus and Saulius Paukstys, the longtime president of a Lithuanian Zappa fan club who commissioned the original statue. The bust was placed on a 12-foot steel pole outside of an East Baltimore library; afterward, Dweezil Zappa’s band Zappa Plays Zappa performed. []


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Bibi said...

Missed a few of your photos; been a bit sick. This place looks absolutely fascinating....

B SQUARED said...

Zappa was an interesting character and a very good musician. I'm not sure of his "iconic status," however.

Luis Gomez said...

Estas tomas son una belleza! Bellos colores.

joo said...

Fascinating place! I like especially the second photo- colours, light and perspective are superb!

Anonymous said...

Black and and green.
Very beautiful together :)

T. Becque said...

These photos are art. The play of color and mono with shape in the first one is nice.

Randy said...

Those are so beautiful. I love the one of the artwork.