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

Friday, January 24, 2014


Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares. In the 1930s, Linares fell very ill and while he was in bed, unconscious, Linares dreamt of a strange place resembling a forest. There, he saw trees, animals, rocks, clouds that suddenly turned into something strange, some kind of animals, but, unknown animals. He saw a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns, a lion with an eagle head, and all of them were shouting one word, "Alebrijes". Upon recovery, he began recreating the creatures he saw in cardboard and paper mache and called them Alebrijes. [Wiki]

Fri Jan 24, 2014
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alfonso said...

Magníficas fotografías. Son toda una explosión de color.

· saludos

· CR · & · LMA ·

Pantherka said...

Fantastic and beautifully colored.

Kate said...

Wonderful creatures and terrific photos. Hope all is well (and warm!) in your part of the world!

Giga said...

Trzeba mieć dużo fantazji żeby coś tak ciekawego i kolorowego stworzyć. Pozdrawiam.
You have to have a lot of imagination to something so fun and color to create. Yours.

Marty said...

I remember this story you told us!
these creature are beautiful with these bright colours

Dzjiedzjee said...

Very nice!! Very colorfull! ;-)

Hope you'll have a great week!

Massimo said...

just beautiful !