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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

It's an art

The thought, skill and artistry that went into making this amazing door in the courtyard of Carmen Alto is worthy of taking notice.  A nice spot for contemplation, meditation.  Just matching the wood grain must have been a challenge.  It makes me think of the trucks we see regularly laden with huge trees from the mountains.  With the surrounding colors, it is a perfect vision.  What a creation!  Another example of creativity is this glistening blue building. 
It looks like the entire structure was coated with cement, painted and then polished to a high shine.  There are ripples and bumps from the things covered by the coating. 
I wonder if they polished it with nopal leaves to get the brilliant shine.  What an interesting construction technique.  Works for me.

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