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

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Established at the archeological site of Gualupita I by the Olmecs, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately 3200 years ago. It is also a municipality located about 85 km (53 mi) south of Mexico City on the D-95 freeway.

The city was nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" by Alexander von Humboldt in the 19th century. It has long been a favorite escape for Mexico City and foreign visitors because of this warm, stable climate and abundant vegetation. Aztec emperors had summer residences there, and even today many famous people as well as Mexico City residents maintain homes there. Cuernavaca is also host to a large foreign resident population, including large numbers of students who come to study the Spanish language.

The name "Cuernavaca" is derived from the Nahuatl phrase Cuauhnahuac, and means "surrounded by or close to trees." The name was eventually Hispanicized to Cuernavaca because the Spanish could not pronounce the Nahuatl name. The coat-of-arms of the municipality consists of a tree trunk with three branches with foliage, and four roots colored red. There is a cut in the trunk in the form of a mouth, from which emerges a grey swirl.


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ruma said...

The strawberries. . .
It seems to disappear in transparent depth. . .

The Crimson may burn in water.
The brightness is a fantasy of the eternity. . .

Thank you.
From the Far East.

Pat said...

Carraol, all of these are just gorgeous...I don't know which one I'd choose if I had to.

Kate said...

Good morning Carraol, I'm now visiting blogs since I can still type with my arm in a sling. Healing is slow!

Love all the reds!

Lúcia said...

Very nice shot the one with Frida Kahlo!
Have a nice Sunday!

Jaime Baiao said...

A awesome image!
As a solitude with the shape and colors!

joo said...

It's a place I would love to visit one day!

T. Becque said...

Wonderful take on "red". You are a true artist, you've made that red satilite (?) tower look good!