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

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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sand paintings

Sand paintings or tapetes de arena are always a part of Muertos.  For the last couple of years, they have been located in the Plaza de la Danza, which makes viewing difficult.  Really, the things are so big one would need a helicopter to see them best or admittance to the cathedral's steeple, which ain't gonna happen. Unfortunately, my chopper is in the shop
 The scope and scale are impressive.
 Take note of the dark and foreboding clouds beyond the cathedral.
 More photographers than workers while we were there.
 Many hours of work in assembling and coloring.
 It's an art.
 The results are pretty amazing.
 La Catrina comes in many guises.
 Three out of the five huge paintings were finished.

Thirty minutes later, rain came down in torrents.  We were lucky to see them when we did.  Maybe they are repairing the damage today.

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