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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Muertos in Atzompa

The village of Atzompa is famous for its archeological site and its distinctive ceramics.  It is also a favorite for visitors for Muertos and has gotten more and more popular over the last few years with too many tour buses.  The main attraction is their use of long velas, candles, which light up the cemetery after dark.
The only problem is... uh... it's dark and getting good shots is hard.  With daylight savings time kicking in last weekend, sunset is early and so was our visit.... just at sunset.
Lots of improvements this years as the cemetery has more than doubled in size and a new ceramics market now abuts it.
So not many candle shots, but still a wonderful experience... always.