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, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Arcos Corporative Building, known as "El Pantalon" (The Trousers) by Mexican architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon.
Another views of this building here and idem.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Popocatepetl is an active volcano and, at 5,426 m (17,802 ft), the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m/18,491 ft). Popocatepetl is linked to the Iztaccihuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortés, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.
The name Popocatepetl comes from the Nahuatl words popōca 'it smokes' and tepētl 'mountain', thus Smoking Mountain; the name Don Goyo comes from the mountain's association in the lore of the region with San Gregorio (St. Gregory), "Goyo" being a nickname-like short form of Gregorio.
Popocatepetl is 70 km (43 mi) southeast of Mexico City, from where it can be seen regularly, depending on atmospheric conditions. The residents of Puebla, a mere 40 km (25 mi) east of the volcano, enjoy the views of the snowy and glacier-clad mountain almost all year long. The volcano is also one of the three tall peaks in Mexico to contain glaciers, the others being Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba.
Popocatepetl is one of the most violent volcanoes in Mexico, having had more than 20 major eruptions since the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. A major eruption occurred in 1947 to begin this cycle of activity. Then, on December 21, 1994, the volcano spewed gas and ash which was carried as far as 25 km (16 mi) away by prevailing winds. The activity prompted the evacuation of nearby towns and scientists to begin monitoring for an eruption. In December 2000, tens of thousands of people were evacuated by the government based on the warnings of scientists. The volcano then made its largest display in 1200 years. [Wiki]
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
|La Cibeles Turnabout. Mexico City|
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
When I look carefully
I see the nazuna blooming
By the hedge!
Cuando miro con cuidado
Veo florecer la nazuna
Junto al seto!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Central Park. NYC 2008
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
|Diana Fountain. Mexico City|
Diana de Versailles. Musée du Louvre
Diana (lt. "heavenly" or "divine") was the goddess of the hunt, being associated with wild animals and woodland, and also of the moon in Roman mythology. In literature she was the equal of the Greek goddess Artemis, though in cult beliefs she was Italic, not Greek, in origin. Diana was worshiped in ancient Roman religion and is currently revered in Roman Neopaganism and Stregheria. Diana was known to be the virgin goddess and looked after virgins and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. [Wiki]
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
"A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free."
Monday, October 11, 2010
(Sculpture) by Rachid Khimoune. 2003
Borda Gardens. Cuernavaca. Mexico
How much do you know about Mexican people?
Saturday, October 9, 2010
|Central Park (Garden Of Peace) New York City|
|The Dakota Building. NYC|
|Entrance The Dakota Building|
The Central Park memorial was designed by Bruce Kelly, the chief landscape architect for the Central Park Conservancy. Strawberry Fields was inaugurated on what would have been Lennon's 45th birthday, 9 October 1985, by his widow Yoko Ono, who had underwritten the project. The entrance to the memorial is located on Central Park West at West 72nd Street, directly across from the Dakota Apartments, where Lennon had lived for the later part of his life, and where he was murdered.
Dreamers of the world, unite!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Reality is not always probable, or likely. ~Jorge Luis Borges
Thursday, October 7, 2010
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.~John Lennon
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.
Herbert Marcuse (1964) One-dimensional man.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~Corey Ford
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
“If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion, which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.”
~ James A. Michener
Friday, October 1, 2010
"Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can
make someone smile while they're having a piss."
It's a very frustrated feeling you get when the only people with good photos of your work are the police department."— Banksy