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

Friday, January 30, 2015

It's an art....

They are restoring some of the streets in Jalatlaco, one of Oaxaca's oldest neighborhoods.  They have been working for several months and the results are simply gorgeous.
The medium sized smooth stones are embedded in cement to make a classic cobblestone look.
The red bricks laid lengthwise complete the look. 
I should have taken a shot of a completely finished product, but I missed it....uh, I was only standing on it, right behind me.


Anonymous said...

The work is beautiful but it looks a little narrow for two-way car traffic. . . Is it pedestrian only or one-way traffic or kind of drive on the sidewalks or . . .?

Anonymous said...

This is not the USA for sure! Great for a family of 4 on a motorcycle!

Christopher Stowens said...

Actually, the street is pretty wide and it is one way, south. The thing is that the work has gone very slowly because of the nature of it ( it's not like laying asphalt in an hour or so with a big machine, it is all hand made. The neighbors, especially those with businesses, are getting quite uptight.

And no problem for a family of 4 on a moto.