2019 MEXICO CITY STREET SHOTS

Double Cones / Conos Dobles Corset / Corsé The sailor's two suitresses / Las dos pretendientas del marinero The things other people see / Las cosas que ven otras personas National Lottery / Lotería Nacional Seeking an audience with AMLO Sightseeing in Moscow / Turisteando en Moscú

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INTERVIEW WITH A GRASSHOPPER

Here is an extended interview / chat with El Chapulín (The Grasshopper).  The guy is almost as good at talking as he is at jumping.  I wrote about him once before in my defunct Corners of the City series. Interview is in Español and is actually from a couple of years ago.  The building  you'll see... Continue Reading →

MEXICO CITY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY III

Below, a third collection of nine photos in this series of Mexico City Street Photography.  This collection has a little bit of a theme running through it. There are three photographs of musicians, two of whom belong to the vast army of ambulant musicians (buskers) who roam the streets or station themselves on corners, in... Continue Reading →

MEXICO CITY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Below, a collection of nine photographs from the streets of Mexico City.  All these were taken either in the historic centre of the city or in the neighbourhood of Guerrero which abuts the downtown to the west.  All photos have been previously posted on my instagram but I have decided to publish a selection of... Continue Reading →

MEXICO CITY MICELLANEOUS FIVE II

Below a second installment of five photographs that I´ve taken on the streets of Mexico City.  The first installment is here. Esquina de helado (Ice cream corner): First up is a shot of the ubiquitous Mexican ice cream chain La Michoacana.  This particularly retro branch is found on the corner of Calles Guerrero and Orozcco y Berra... Continue Reading →

DOWNTOWN DF

The toughest guy on the street sells frilly pink socks for infant girls  My neighbour doesn’t smoke weed anymore  In the inky dawn a mariachi blows his trumpet across the sky  It floats to the doorstep, where he now sniffs solvents, all night blank  The same sad señora pushes her little pile of carnitas across... Continue Reading →

LOTERÍA MEXICANA #21: LA MANO

It's time to draw the second card in our game of la lotería mexicana.  Most of us, fortunately, have two of these.  Essential to our daily lives and to none more so than the thousands of artesanos (artisans or craftsmen/craftswomen) who ply their trade all across the vast expanses of Mexico City. Yes, our second card is... Continue Reading →

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