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

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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Alone in Monte Albán

Monte Albán sits to the west, high above the city and is one of the first sights one sees as you fly into Oaxaca. It is always a spectacular vision, as the white stones used to construct this huge site seem to catch light even on cloudy days.

There has been much restoration since this video was shot. I need to reshoot. Actually, I did, with a new camera no less, but I cannot find the tape.... yet.

I always love going there and have been many times. I do wonder if Monte Albán is like the Statue of Liberty and is only visited by tourists? Certainly it is packed on certain days, but on this day I was almost alone in the place. There were a few worker there and I watched them and imagined the early inhabitants doing much the same. It was a lush and green as I had ever seen with standing water that looked like a lake in the central courtyard.

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