snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Beware the Dengue Mosquito
July 27, 2017, 5:42 pm
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Dengue Mosquito.JPGSound advice for avoiding mosquito breeding

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“Estetica”
November 6, 2016, 10:06 am
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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



Dia de los Muertos
November 1, 2010, 10:31 pm
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The skulls are back, pan de muerto is about to disappear from bakeries for 11 months, and I’m still a couple months away from heading back to DF.  I didn’t get a chance to set up a proper ofrenda this year (too much time at the hospital trying to keep people from ending up muerto), but I did make it down to the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen to see the museum’s collection of altars, calaveras, and other Day of the Dead exhibits. I’m not sure how much longer they’ll leave the Dia de los Muertos exhibition up, but the museum is worth a visit either way (free and easily accessible by the L!).

 



Protect Your Statues
May 20, 2009, 12:28 am
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Zach and I stumbled across this little scene the other day, and luckily he happened to have his camera with him.

Zach and I stumbled across this little scene, and luckily he had his camera with him.Fun with Swine H1N1 Flu


Giant Hand Jesus
April 14, 2009, 9:47 am
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Overlooking Jamay and Lake Chapala

Overlooking Jamay and Lake Chapala

On one of the hills overlooking Jamay, there is a church, a plaza, and a large Jesus statue.  While it’s hard to appreciate in this picture, the statue’s most striking feature is its grossly oversized blessing hand.  The story I was told was that the statue’s original hand was damaged and fell off, so a local businessman paid to have the replacement made and installed.  Whether the size discrepancy was due to the businessman’s desire to inflate his contribution or just poorly measured sculpting on the artist’s part, the statue now sports a cartoon-like hand larger than its head.  Having said that, the view from the plaza over the town and the lake is amazing.

A few other Jamay highlights:  Delicious fish, climbing through a mango field to a supposedly haunted cave, the traditional Sunday night walk-around-the-plaza (guys clockwise, girls counterclockwise), the massive blue and white monument to Pope Pio IX (my picture sadly didn’t turn out), and of course, a lot of tacos.



Cross
April 11, 2009, 1:50 pm
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Cross in Cuautitlan

Cross in Cuautitlan, Estado de Mexico

Saw this on my excellent adventure on the Tren Suburbano with Mike a couple of weeks ago.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get the film of my $5 camera developed this week and have some shots of my trip though Jalisco up soon as well.