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.

Click on an image to see it larger.
For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More Atzompa

I mentioned the other day how from my roof I can see Atzompa and how it calls to me.  Well... "Your call is my command."  I really do it for the exercise, which is both physical and spiritual.  The weather has been so dynamic the last few days that I wanted to see the views and experience being buffeted by the strong steady winds.  You can see the wind here.  Blown away.
 This is the upper most plaza, at the very top looking north.  Right now they are still restoring the plaza.  I wonder if we will be able to climb it when they are done.  I hope so.
Behind it, a panoramic view giving the viewer miles and miles of perspective, not bad for seeing anyone approaching from the north, if one was into that.
 To the south, Monte Alban
Then, I thought I would drive to Reyes Etla, which is about 12 miles due north and see Atzompa from the other side of the valley.  That's it, dead center.
Reyes, Etla is famous for the little church which was featured in Nacho Libre, but for me, it the very place for dancing before the gods.  Look at this place! They have a Guelaguetza there every year, but they put up a canopy.  I would brave the sun just to see it out in the open.
 Driving back, one gets a beautiful view of the church in Etla set against the mountains.

2 comments:

Gypsy Goat Girl said...

Amazing!

Henry Dangar said...

The skis in these shots are truly amazing. What a wonderful photographic sketch.