MEXICO, TRANSLATION, Uncategorized

CAFE TACUBA – EL METRO (TRANSLATION)

Cafe Tacuba is a Mexican band and this is their homage to the Mexico City Metro.  In case you didn’t know, the food and goods referenced in the song highlight the ubiquity of ‘los vagoneros’ – the roaming vendors who turn the metro into a mobile marketplace.  The version I’ve embedded below is from their 1995 […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY

NIÑA CHILANGA (MEXICO CITY GIRL)

The street art across Mexico City adds a great deal of colour and beauty to the streets of the hyper-metropolis.  This image is from a street not far from Plaza Garibaldi in the downtown area – the home of Mexico City’s mariachi musicians.  I’ve got hundreds of street art shots from Mexico City and I […]

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ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets […]

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MEXICO

MEXICO CITY SNIPPET OF LIFE # 2: BUMDOM AND THE LORD

Homelessness is a complex problem facing people all over the world.  I try to understand a little more about individual cases of homelessness by sharing conversations from time to time with folk I come across on the street.  The gentleman featured is an ‘indigente’ that I met on the streets of the historic centre of […]

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MEXICO, TRAVEL

MEXICO CITY SNIPPET OF LIFE # 1: SON OF HERNANDEZ

It’s a bright Sunday morning and I am sitting in the shade on the fringes of a pedestrian thoroughfare engrossed in the sordid Parisian world of Henry Miller’s ‘Tropic of Cancer’. I raise my gaze to see Sunday strollers meander by.  Parishioners stream from the colonial era church, momentarily coagulating the flow of passers-by. A […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY

PAQUIMÉ AT DAWN

In November 2012 I was very fortunate to spend a beautiful, calm and clear morning at the archaeological site of Casas Grandes (Paquimé) in Mexico’s largest state Chihuahua.  It was my last day in Mexico – a perfect start to the day before continuing en route to New Mexico.   I wrote this very short […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY

MEXICO METRO IN MOTION

A blur!  It feels like this a lot of the time but in Mexico City there is not a better way to get around the city.  I  visited the station and surrounds of the whole system and documented the experience with photographic images and anecdotes.  Check out the Mexico City Metro Project.

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