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Mexico City Art

Friday, February 16th, 2007

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.

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Sundays in Mexico

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Mexico Sunday

Sundays are my favorite days in Mexico. Sundays are all about family, futbol, absolutely and completely forgetting about work, and copious amounts of good food.

Mexico City is hustle and bustle from Monday to Saturday…traffic, noise, and go go go, but on Sunday, you can hear a pin drop. Chapultepec Park is a common family spot, as are futbol matches at Estadio Azteca, and Sunday brunches, at home or up at the city lake in the park.

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