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

March 30, 2013

Holy Procession










 Procession of the Holy Family Parish, which is located in the Colonia Roma (where I live), neighborhood of Mexico City just west of the city’s Historic Center. The colonia’s height as an “aristocratic” and “European” enclave was from its founding in the 1900s until about the 1940s. Older mansions began to give way to modern commercial buildings in the 1960s and 1970s as the deterioration became more serious. Since then, there have been efforts to conserve the area’s architectural heritage and regain some of its former prestige with some success.

Its original wide streets, boulevards and small parks filled with trees remain. It is still home to about 1,100 mansions and other architecturally and historically important structures, mostly built between 1906 and 1939. Most of these are no longer residences but rather offices, cultural centers and other businesses. examples of these adaptations include the Casa Lamm Cultural Center, the Casa Universitaria del Libro, the main building of the Universidad de Londres and the various art galleries which are mostly found on Colima Street.

The colonia has revived somewhat as a Bohemian area with restaurants, art galleries, offices and more. Today, the area attracts younger generations of artists, writers and urban hipsters, with rents rising once again.  [Wiki]
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March 29, 2013

Riverside Boulevard


THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Mar 29, 2013
This week's challenge:
'Distance'.
                    


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March 28, 2013

Omar de Regil Samurais I




I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
— Michelangelo

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. 
— Henry David Thoreau

There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it. 
— Henry Moore

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
— Aristotle


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March 25, 2013

Thirst

Chapultepec Castle Fountain. Mexico City


"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
~ Plutarch

MacroLink

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March 24, 2013

Book


I need, therefore I imagine.”

“I live through risk. Without risk there is no art.
You should always be on the edge of a cliff about to fall down and break your neck.”

 Carlos Fuentes


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March 23, 2013

Blue Graffiti



Tellaeche 2012. Condesa. Mexico City
The world around us is very mysterious.
It doesn't yield its secrets easily.
Now we are concerned with losing self-importance.
As long as you feel that you are the most important thing in the world,
You cannot really appreciate the world around you.
You are like a horse with blinders,
All you see is yourself apart from everything else.
Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)


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March 22, 2013

Cold Afternoon

Greeley Square & West 33rd St. Manhattan

THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Mar 22, 2013
This week's challenge:
'Candid Shot'.

             


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