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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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Alone again - Atzompa

The archeological site in nearby Atzompa is one of the hidden treasures of Oaxaca.  Well, it is not really hidden, but for some reason, no one ever goes there.  It is still under a multi-year renovation, but a great deal of the site is done and simply breathtaking.  And I do mean breathtaking, as the hike up to the top always leaves one panting... or maybe that's just me.  Anyway, it is way up there and provides some beautiful views of the area.  It was an contemporary of Monte Alban and from its highest point, one can see very far in all directions.  No doubt, that was one of its advantages.  That's Monte Alban over there.
The place is one of my meditations.  I can see it from my house and always feel so lucky to be so close.  Whenever I want a good workout, I pop over and huff and puff my way up.  I can dream about playing on the largest ballpark in the area.
As you can see, the weather remains spectacular.


Henry Dangar said...

Sí, tiene razón. I was there last year and it is very peaceful and ancient and has wonderful views of Oaxaca and beyond. A remarkable place.

Luana webster said...

It does look so peaceful!