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

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Independence Day Parade / Desfile Día de la Independencia

The Mexican War of Independence (1810–1821) was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities which started on 16 September 1810. The Mexican War of Independence movement was led by Mexican-born Spaniards, Mestizos and Amerindians who sought independence from Spain. It started as an idealistic peasants' rebellion against their colonial masters, but finally ended as an unlikely alliance between Mexican ex-royalists and Mexican guerrilla insurgency.
It can be said that the struggle for Mexican independence dates back to the decades after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, when Martín Cortés, son of Hernán Cortés and La Malinche, led a revolt against the Spanish colonial government in order to eliminate privileges for the conquistadors.
After the abortive Conspiracy of the Machetes in 1799, the War of Independence led by the Mexican-born Spaniards became a reality. The movement for independence was far from gaining unanimous support among Mexicans, who became divided between independentists, autonomists and royalists. [Wiki]


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Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos as always! I like the last one!

Luis Gomez said...

Una belleza de imagenes.

irinapictures said...

Your post is like big interesting deep book reading. Pure pleasure.
Only one photo could make the excellent post. You generously give us much more.
The girl in white hat is my fav.

Lúcia said...

The little kid carrying the star balloon tell us a story, and the last one is very good.
I can't tell you which one I like best.
Abrazos ;-)

joo said...

Wow, great set of photos!

Lisergic Synaesthesiae said...

Love your shots!
The one with the workers' silhouettes is impressive

T. Becque said...

It was celebrated here too! The first photo made me think "Ouch!" :) (sitting on that ladder). The second photo is pure moody art - all are lovely.