The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Coyoacan Mix

Volker and Rothko

Ice Creams


El Parnaso bookstore

Coyoacán is one of the 16 boroughs into which Mexico's Federal District is divided. The name Coyoacán comes from Nahuatl Coyohuacan, meaning "Place where they have Coyotes".
In pre-Columbian times, Coyoacán was a town of their own kind and a major centre of trade on the southern shore of Lake Texcoco. After the Spanish conquest, Hernán Cortés made his residence there.
It remained a separate town until 1950, when it was swallowed up by the burgeoning conurbation of Mexico City. Centred on two busy squares, Plaza Hidalgo and Jardín Centenario, today's Coyoacán is known as an upper-middle-class suburb, with a lively bohemian and artistic culture.
In its streets features large houses with beautiful colonial architecture, and is also lined with bookstores, cafés, and clubs and The Italian Institute of Culture.
Coyoacán was home to Dolores del Río, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and also to Leon Trotsky and the houses they lived in are now both museums. It is served by Metro lines 2 (Metro General Anaya) and 3 (Metro Coyoacán and Metro Viveros).[Wiki]


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.
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Kate said...

This is a very good series of photos to give the viewer a flavor of the neighborhood. There is so much in it that reminds me of my visits to Mazatlan: wrought iron bench, roof dog, pinata...oh, I should have gone there this winter!! One question: please explain the horns as part of the attire in the top photo. What does it signify? I think I'd like to live in that neighborhood!

Leif Hagen said...

I love the music playing while I leave my comment! This posting is a great collection of different photos with some varied techniques! Super!

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful past and a brighter future, hopefully.

brattcat said...

This is like a small portfolio of the neighborhood in its many moods. Is that a coyote on the roof in that last shot?

sofia said...

Linda lindos