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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Globos! - Nazareno Etla

Look!  Up in the sky.... it's a... it's a ... it's a... what the heck is that?
It is one of the globos or paper balloons from the concurso or contest in nearby Nazareno Etla and Matadamas Soledad Etla.  This was the ninth annual edition.
There is so much happening in the last two weeks of July, it is crazy and hard to see everything.  However, this trip was so worth it.... and pretty crazy, as folks filled the clear blue skies with globos de papel de china.  Amazing, huh?
And so many people there,
Thousands and thousands..... food, music and lots of action.
So much fun.  Everyone cheered with every launch.
 There was an art to getting them off the ground.  First, fanning air with a hat to partially inflate it.
Holding it up when it is not quite light enough to fly is the tensest moment...then
Attaching this device which is the final heat source.  These are soaked with something flammable.
And then they fill it with a blast of hot air from a propane burner.
Lots of creative and inventive ideas.
Even flying cars....
Beautiful.... oops.  We have a problem.
Aguas!  Watch out!
Wow!  What a day!  Here's Noticias' story on the event.

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