snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Underwater
November 7, 2016, 8:23 pm
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“Estetica”
November 6, 2016, 10:06 am
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Lucha Libre
November 5, 2016, 10:49 pm
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I was back in DF for about a week in May for a friend’s wedding, and had a chance to stop by to check out a classic piece of Mexican culture (really!) – Lucha Libre.  The masks, acrobatics, people throwing coins, over-the-top soap operatic acting, card girls, and some sweaty dudes putting each other in headlocks made for a very entertaining evening.

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Toño
March 12, 2011, 10:31 pm
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The world's finest beer vendor/Goya chant leader



Mexican Pot Dealer
March 10, 2011, 9:38 pm
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Trying to make up for 2 months of forgetting to post with a photo and bad joke…

Probably not what you were thinking



Back at 2200 Meters
January 15, 2011, 7:17 pm
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Not very often that having a headache is a good thing, but when the headache is a brief altitude/smog adjustment headache after landing in Mexico City, I’m willing to put up with it.

I’ll be here for two full months of hospital rotations, delicious tacos, Pumas games, and of course, Fat Elvis Mariachi.  Stay tuned…

Dream City

Would be nice if I could ACTUALLY be in both Chicago and DF at once

 



Viva Mexico! Viva!
September 16, 2010, 6:01 pm
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Today marks the official bicentennial of Father Hidalgo’s call-to-arms and the start of the Mexican Independence movement, but the major celebrations happened last night in Mexico City and beyond.

The BBC has photos here, while El Universal has a number of different photo galleries, including this one of the culmination of last night’s celebration in the Zocalo

Closer to home, Chicago held its own celebrations in Millennium Park, with mariachi, ballet folklorico, classical music, and more–as well as quite a collection of Mexico-themed shirts, jackets, ponchos, capes, sombreros and wrestling masks in the crowd.  Battling a nasty cold, I didn’t last long enough to hear El Grito–the traditional “shout” led by a dignitary based on Father Hidaldo’s speech on the steps of the church of Dolores–but the parts of the program I did see were well done and well attended.