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

Monday, May 21, 2012

They're baaack...

Here we go again.  The teachers have taken over the zocalo and the surrounding streets in their annual protest.  At least, I am learning how to deal with the chaos that these protests cause.  I waited until the massive march, or make that, the five massive marches, well coordinated, all starting from different points surrounding the city and then converging in the center, were over.  They started at 9 AM and I drove in at noon to check things out.

This is Alcala, the pedestrian walkway a couple of days ago.

And today.  No one and I mean, no one, ever parks their cars there.

This is the same location as the police shots in the previous post.  Nary a cop in sight today.

They are here for eight days or longer depending on various factors.  The northwest corner of the zocalo.  Casa de mi Abuela restaurant in the background.

The north entrance to the cathedral.
More tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. I am missing Oaxaca so much at the moment while I am in the US but keep reminding myself that to be in Oaxaca now would be irritating. Your pictures illustrate that point clearly. I can't wait to see more. Hopefully they will have moved on by July 2 when I return.