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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Line 2 (Blue)

Station / Estación # 135: Colegio Militar

Packing yourself off to Military School probably isn’t one of your top priorities. Today I made it mine. ABOUT TURN! Colegio Militar takes its name from the nearby Military School installation which operated until 1976. Just after I alighted I watched a chap, sans lower limbs, expertly shimmy by on a skateboard.  All power to […]

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Line 9 (Brown)

Station / Estación # 119: Puebla

The regular propulsion of the metro northward from Tasqueña delivers me intact to the juncture of Chabacano where I change lines and veer to the east. Alighting at Puebla, the endless, peak hour ceaseless click-clacking of the turnstiles, (the three peso privilege in, the whole other wide world out) déjà vu washes over me. It […]

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Line 1 (Pink)

Station / Estación # 93: Juanacatlán

Al llegar a Juanacatlán casi inmediatamente asumo el papel de buen Samaritano.  Una abuelita antigua y encapuchada me pide llevarsela una caja pesada de quién sabe qué a un sótano de un estacionamiento. Camino por las calles mientras la viejita me sigue por atrás, gritando indicaciones. Por fin llegamos y me muestra mucho agradecimiento (hasta […]

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Line 2 (Blue)

Station / Estación # 91: Normal

‘Era un jueves, un día gris, amenezaba lluvia.  Yo era uno más de los millares de jovenes mexicanos que habían aprendido a vivir con miedo a un aparato estatal que repremía, detenía, torturaba, desaparecía, asesinaba.’ PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II, Escritor Einstein dijo ‘locura es hacer lo mismo una y otra vez, esperando obtener resultados diferentes.’ […]

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