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

Monday, April 28, 2008

Walking towards Ocotlán

Because I am working on the directory for San Martin Tilcajete, I am fortunate to be near Ocotlán de Morelos and can visit on a whim. It was the home town of the famous artist, Rodolfo Morales and he was the patron of a great many cultural and municipal projects.

Ocotlán is a fairly large pueblo with a great market on Fridays when I normally visit. On non-market days it is tranquil and dynamic at the same time. I was lucky to get these shots of the church with no one in them. On most days this is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists because of the beauty of the church and the surrounding park.
As one approaches
The colors begin to pop
And then the details emerge
The entrance offers
An incredible carved screen which leads one into the church.

1 comment:

Nightreading said...

Once again - striking resemblance with another church across the globe, from a different my native St. Petersburg, St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral... If you google and see the pictures- the colors, the cupola, the intricate architectural detail, the gold used for decoration and accents on the building etc., etc..

I am so now very puzzled how to explain those similarities....