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

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Open any door

One of the things I love about this place is the use of wood.  All the furniture in my house is real wood, no press board anywhere, all real solid wood.  And if you go to buy lumber, you can find the most beautiful and exotic woods readily.  All the interior trim and windows in this house are so gorgeous and unusual that I would never even dream of putting a nail hole in them.  I have no idea what it is, but it is really nice and like nothing I've ever seen in Home Depot in the States.

I have been watching this door installation on Independencia in the city.  This was over three weeks ago.  Note the ubiquitous homemade ladder.
Then two weeks ago
And yesterday.
I wonder if they had to take it back to the shop to make adjustments.  Why the metal doorway in the center shot? However, no doubt, it was a tough installation and I bet it was pure grunt work by those three guys

At any rate, that is one heck of a set of doors.  Solid wood and I bet a couple of inches thick.  I will keep my eye to see if they put a finish coat on it. 

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