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

Showing posts with label restaurants. Show all posts
Showing posts with label restaurants. Show all posts

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rainy Afternoon


“A modern man registers a hundred times more sensory impressions than an eighteenth-century artist”
― Fernand Léger


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lost Light


“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
― 
Edgar Allan Poe


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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Empty Cage


-The Nest-

“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.”
― Ray Bradbury


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tone

iPhoneography

Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.
Plato, Lysis

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Friday, June 10, 2011

La Bodega

Restaurant La Bodega (La Condesa. Mexico City)


One needs the mood of a warrior for every single act, otherwise one becomes distorted and ugly. There is no power in a life that lacks this mood.
      A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That's control. But once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That's abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do things against himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.



A warrior could be injured but not offended. For a warrior there is nothing offensive about the acts of his fellow men as long as he himself is acting within the proper mood.
~Carlos Castaneda


Uno necesita el ánimo de un guerrero para cada uno de sus actos -dijo-.
De otro modo uno se enchueca y se afea.
No hay poder en una vida que carece de este ánimo. Mírate tú mismo.
Todo te ofende y te inquieta.
Chillas y te quejas y sientes que todo el mundo te hace bailar a su son.
Eres una hoja a merced del viento.
No hay poder en tu vida. ¡Qué feo debe de sentirse eso!

"Un guerrero, en cambio, es un cazador. Todo lo calcula. Eso es control. Pero una vez terminados sus
cálculos, actúa. Se deja ir. Eso es abandono.
Un guerrero no es una hoja a merced del viento. Nadie lo empuja; nadie lo obliga a hacer cosas en contra de sí mismo o de lo que juzga correcto.
Un guerrero está entonado para sobrevivir, y sobrevive del mejor modo posible."

-Un guerrero podría sufrir daño, pero no ofensa -dijo-. Para un guerrero no hay nada ofensivo en los actos de sus semejantes mientras él mismo esté actuando dentro del ánimo correcto.

Así me sentía exactamente. Don Juan parecía compenetrado de mis sentimientos. Dijo que mi estado de ánimo le recordaba una canción y empezó a cantarla en tono bajo; su voz cantante era muy agradable y la letra
me arrebató:
"Qué lejos estoy del suelo donde he nacido.
Inmensa nostalgia invade mi pensamiento.
Al verme tan solo y triste cual hoja al viento,
quisiera llorar, quisiera morir de sentimiento."
~Carlos Castaneda




Fri Jun 10, 2011

This week's challenge:
'Shade'.




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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Restaurant Clandestino

Clandestine Restaurant (Mexico City)
Workshops, Music, Books, Bazaar, Theater, Puppets

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Menus



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New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities.
(Under construction)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gente / People (Series) 3


Restaurant with Cuban music in San Jacinto Square. San Angel at south side of the city.

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(Under construction)

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Monday, November 3, 2008

La Polar


LA POLAR , LA CASA DE LA BUENA BIRRIA inicia a principios de los años treinta como negocio familiar y gracias a su fundadora, originaria de Ocotlán Jalisco, y a un sin número de colaboradores, quienes a base de trabajo, lucha y sacrificios, han hecho de LA POLAR una empresa sólida y líder en el mercado de la comida mexicana.
LA POLAR , se localiza en la Colonia San Rafael en la Ciudad de México. Comenzó con una pequeña parte de lo que entonces era sólo una cervecería y para el año de 1986 adquiere el giro de RESTAURANTE BAR. En LA POLAR , se elabora LA MEJOR BIRRIA DE MÉXICO al estilo JALISCO, con una receta original, singular y sabrosa, la cual ha colocado a LA POLAR entre los restaurantes favoritos de los paladares más exigentes, y uno de los mejores de esta ciudad y del país.

Birria (accent on the first syllable) is a spicy Mexican meat stew usually made with goat, lamb, or mutton, often served during festive periods, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day, and weddings. Originally from Jalisco, it is a common dish in some Mexican food establishments. It is served with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro, and lime.

Birria is made using a base of dried roasted peppers. This gives birria both its characteristic savoriness as well as its remarkable variety, as different cooks will chose different peppers to use for the broth base. Birria is served by combining a bowl of broth with freshly chopped roasted meat of the customer's choice. One eats it by filling a corn tortilla with meat, onions and cilantro, seasoning with fresh squeezed lime juice, and then dipping it into the broth before eating it. The broth itself is also eaten with a spoon. [Wiki]

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Casa de los Azulejos / The House of Tile


OmniCiencia, mural by Jose Clemente Orozco. 1925.


Restaurant area.

La obra data del siglo XVII, aunque se sabe que debió reconstruirse casi en su totalidad en 1735, cuando se le dio su actual aspecto. En el interior, su magnífico patio fue convertido en conocido restaurante desde 1903. La escalera exhibe lambrines de azulejo en los que se observan los escudos nobiliarios del marquesado de Orizaba, a cuya familia perteneció el inmueble. En el cubo de la escalera no deje de admirar el espléndido mural de José Clemente Orozco que data de 1925 y que lleva el nombre de “Omnisciencia”.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Restaurante El Lago


Chapultepec Lake, Restaurant El Lago and in the background a ballon of an amusement park.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cafe El Popular


Cafe El Popular (coffee shop) on 5 de Mayo Ave. near El Zocalo.



No te la pierdas.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.