It’s been a long time now that I’ve lost patience with people who cringe when talking about Mexico City. All the stories I’ve ever heard about how dangerous and ugly this city is have always been told by people who’ve never actually been here. I just laugh and keep the jewel to myself.
Except, of course, for the times I go about the city with my camera.
The city’s Culture Ministry has recently placed a new art exhibit along Reforma Avenue. I’ve shot previous exhibitions of painted cows and artistic bells, but this time around, artists were commissioned to create benches with the theme of the Park Bench Conversation running through the whole series.
It’s amazing how many types of weird bench they came up with. I took over 40 shots but still didn’t capture the whole exhibit, spread out over 2 or 3 kilometers of this broad, tree-lined boulevard.