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

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pan del Muerto - Mitla Style

The village of Mitla is famous for many things besides its 10,000 years of history and its archaeological site, one of which is its treatment of pan del muerto.  They know how to do it right!
Yesterday, I posted some of the colorful decorated breads from Zaachila.  Today it was off to the market in Mitla on the Sunday before Muertos, one of the best days to go there.  Why? This!  I got this one for my neighbors.
They were carrying in long planks with today freshly baked and decorated bread. 
Every family has a different style and many have been baking for many years.
Unlike Zaachila, most all of the decoration is done using white icing... with a few sprinkles.
And Mitla has never looked better.  Last year all of this was under construction, wet and muddy.  Today!
There's still time to get your pan del muerto, but time's a wastin'.

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