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

Saturday, December 27, 2014


The archaeological site of Atzompa is just a few minutes away and I was curious to see if it was drawing visitors.  There were more people than I had ever seen... less than twenty.  I can't believe people don't go there, but they flock to Monte Alban directly across the valley. That's it over there.
Admittedly, Monte Alban is much more spectacular, but Atzompa is still pretty amazing,  just for the views, as well as the restoration, which is quite well along.  I love it there.  It gives one a much better perspective on how things might have been 500 to 1000 years ago.  And again, no one goes there so it is like being alone with all that history and basking in the beauty of the natural setting.
Plus, it is great exercise, only half of it uphill.  Invigorating!


Henry Dangar said...

I'll be arriving in early Feb to Oaxaca and Atzompa will be on my 'must do' list. As you return there so often, it must be good. Great photos.

Christopher Stowens said...

Well worth the visit. And be sure to check out the village ceramics market, which is just before the left that ones takes to head up to the site.

Henry Dangar said...

Thanks for the tip Chris. I look forward to the visit.