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

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.

"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"

~ John Burroughs

November 29, 2010

Audiorama






Audiorama
Site located in the Hill of the Grasshopper in Chapultepec Park, which is devoted to contemplation and visitors to listen to music of various types primarily classical and jazz.
It is approximately 30 meters in diameter and is surrounded by flowers and trees. It is located across the street from Xicotencatl. The closest access is Metro Hall and Flowers Gate.

"In Xochitl, in cuicatl"
("In The Flower, The Sing")

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November 28, 2010

Three Views Of A Secret





The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
~ Henry Miller

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November 25, 2010

Blooming


When I look carefully
I see the nazuna blooming
By the hedge!
~ Basho



Happy Thanksgiving!


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November 24, 2010

Dreaming


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November 23, 2010

Frames




























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November 21, 2010

Brooklyn






... a borough of New York City, at the southwestern corner of Long Island.





Happy Sunday!



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November 18, 2010

The Chauffeur


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November 17, 2010

Games



"A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song."
~ Chinese Proverb
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November 16, 2010

Sunsets


Karlheinz Stockhausen
«Gesang der Jünglinge»
Working on the electronic composition «GESANG DER JÜNGLING» was founded on the concept of harmonizing sung tones with electronically generated tones. (...) At certain points in the composition, the sung tones are understood as words; at other points, they have only the value of sounds. Between these extremes are reached different levels of word-related clarity. 
Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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November 14, 2010

Cotton Candy


Street vendor

Inner Circuit

The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.
Old Chinese Proverb



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November 12, 2010

Quetzalapa



Quetzalapa Fall (near Zacatlan, Pue.)


There is another world and it is in this one.
~Paul Éluard



H a p p y   W e e k e n d !

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November 10, 2010

Pixel Calories


Street Food Vendor in Cuernavaca  (a kind of french fries)

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November 9, 2010

Chapultepec Lake



One of the most popular pastimes among the city's children and teenagers is to hire a boat and row around the lake located in the Chapultepec Forest. Here people can take to the water, accompanied by the local duck and goose population, all set amidst picturesque woodland: a fine place for a family outing, right in the heart of the city. (MyTG)

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November 8, 2010

Dreamer


-Taking a nap on a bus and dreaming a world without politics.- 


"Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth."
~Jean-Paul Sartre
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November 7, 2010

Dance Shadows


“Eternity is in love with the productions of time”


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November 5, 2010

The Empathic Civilization




Jeremy Rifkin in Mexico

Jeremy Rifkin is the best-selling author of seventeen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. Mr. Rifkin served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. He currently advises the European Commission, the European Parliament, and several EU heads of state, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain.
Mr. Rifkin is the principal architect of the European Union’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change. The Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission as well as in the 27 member-states.
Mr. Rifkin is also the founder and chairperson of the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Business Roundtable, comprised of 100 of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, construction companies, architectural firms, real estate companies, IT companies, power and utility companies, and transport and logistics companies. Mr. Rifkin’s global economic development team is the largest of its kind in the world and is working with cities, regions, and national governments to develop master plans to transition their economies into post- carbon Third Industrial Revolution infrastructures.
Since 1994, Mr. Rifkin has been a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania—the world’s #1 ranked business school—where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.
Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has had consistent success in litigation to ensure responsible government policies on a variety of environmental, scientific and technology related issues.
Jeremy Rifkin holds a degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Rifkin speaks frequently before government, business, labor and civic forums. He has lectured at hundreds of the world’s leading corporations as well as more than 200 universities in some 30 countries in the past 30 years.
Mr. Rifkin is the founder and president of The Foundation on Economic Trends (www.foet.org). The Foundation examines the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of new technologies introduced into the global economy.


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November 4, 2010

Homage to Vasarely


Victor Vasarely
French painter of Hungarian origin (Pécs, April 9, 1906 - Paris, March 15, 1997)
Victor Vasarely is a unique artist in the history of twentieth century art. Famous during his lifetime, he distinguished himself from contemporary art with the creation of a new movement: optical art. The evolution of his life of work is inherently coherent, progressing from graphic art to the artist’s determination to promote a social art that is accessible to all.

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November 3, 2010

Admiration of Life -- (The Meeting)






Rothko in his daily walk, found this fallen little bird and take care of him and invited to home.


(Previously posted, as part of a self retrospective)

 - -    For My Loved Ones - -    


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November 2, 2010

The Day of The Dead



The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

Similar holidays are celebrated in many parts of the world; for example, it's a public holiday (Dia de Finados) in Brazil, where many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their loved ones who have died. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe and in the Philippines, and similarly-themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.


T I M E
Modern man thinks he loses something-time-when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains- except kill it.

One of the worst forms of mental suffering is boredom, not knowing what to do with oneself and one's life. Even if man had no monetary, or any other reward, he would be eager to spend his energy in some meaningful way because he could not stand the boredom which inactivity produces.
~Erich Fromm 





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