The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Friday, April 25, 2008

Painting at Teotitlan del Vaille

The church in the Zapotec weaving village of Teotitlan del Vaille is getting a new paint job. The setting is a spectacular one where I have seen the Danza de las Plumas (Dance of the Feathers or Conquistadores). The plaza was empty save for the painters.Detail of the part left unpainted to the upper right of the entrance.
The steeple is glazed with brilliant ceramic tiles.
This is where they dance.

1 comment:

Nightreading said...

I guess I'll be repeating myself again and again about similarities in decor in different countries, cultures, continents, climate zones etc..

That beautiful ornamental detail reminded me for some reason a similar pattern I saw in the Amber Room in one of St. Petersburg's palaces....So gentle yet so expressive...