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
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Just passing through...

I always like to walk through the Camino Real, the hotel that has had many lives.   I believe it used to be a convent, a municipal center and a prison at different times.  However, now it is one of Oaxaca's poshest hotels and is always a cool and tranquil oasis (and has a handy bathroom, just sayin')  It is pretty pricey and the normal clientele includes international tourists and lots of Mexican bigwigs.

As I was passing through, I smiled as I took these two shots.  The first is just a snapshot of the current state of tourism with everyone plugged into their laptops or phones.  There is a person with a computer behind the flowers, too.
And this one of a man eating with an abuela in the painting behind him made me think it should be a caption contest. 

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