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

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ya basta - Enough, already

Sometimes, there is so much of which to take advantage that one's head spins.  The remainder of July is jam packed with fiestas, ferias, concerts, parades, dance festivals and food, glorious food.... and beauty abounds.
Let's see... in the next few days we have the beginning of the guelaguetzas with the first desfile, parade, on Saturday, and the local version in nearby Reyes Etla on Monday.  Simultaneously, there is a feria de queso and quesillo in Reyes.  Etla is the very heart of cheese country in Oaxaca and the fair will have the best of the best to sample.
The feria de mole has a wonderful dinner on Saturday afternoon held in the botanical garden.  This was one of the very best events last year with all the varieties of mole and all the mole you could eat.
Then there is the feria de hongos, mushrooms, up in the mountain village of Cuajimoloyas.  Delicious potatoes too.
That's this weekend too.  There is an Alejandra Robles concert in the plaza de danza Friday, too.
I am sure I am leaving things out, but that's all in the next few days.  Whew!


Anonymous said...

Love your photos. What an eye you have! Want to let you know that the mole comida in the botanic garden is on July 19, Friday.


Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias! We live in an incredibly photogenic place. And yes, 2 PM for the mole on Friday.

Bill Davis said...

Hi Christopher,

THANKS for all the wonderful pictures and information on Oaxaca. Please keep it up!

Christopher Stowens said...

That's the plan, Bill. It's a tough job, but..... We love it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photographs, are you going to take pictures at Camen Alto fiesta??