MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

LA VIDA TAPATÍA: SCENES OF GUADALAJARA

I recently spent a few days in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second city, for the first time.  Tapatío or Tapatía are the adjectival and noun forms used to describe people or things that originate from the city.  I spent the few days doing a lot of wandering and watching, mainly in and around the historic centre of […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, street art

MURALISTS GET POLITICAL IN MÉXICO DF

The streets of Mexico City are jam packed with street art, everything from messy tags to stencil work to wacky sculptures to large and bold murals.  Of course Mexico has a long and proud history of muralism exemplified especially by the ´big three´ Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.  During the first […]

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ART, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL

NIÑOS BOGOTANOS (BOGOTÁ BOYS)

In late May I spent an afternoon in central Bogota walking around the historic district of La Candelaria, eating the typical dish of bandeja paisa and drinking cerveza colombiana.  Late in the afternoon just before beginning the journey back to El Dorado International Airport I came across a mural with the smiling, laughing faces of little boys. […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 151: Zapotitlan

I rode down line 12, almost to the southern end, and alighted at Zapotitlan.  The station symbol shows a tree with three branches containing the sapote fruit.  This represents the first part of the station name.  The ‘titlan’ suffix means ‘between’, so Zapotitlan means between the sapote trees. Around the station I found what they […]

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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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