Mexico from Slides prt1: Mexico City

Mexico

Mexico

Last year, on the third of March, I started a series of posts about India; based on slides I took in 1990. It was fun to re-live that trip; and quite some people enjoyed those posts. So, here we go again; back in time, to Mexico.
In 1993 my wife and I decided to visit Mexico. We both were interested in the old-Indian cultures, so we booked us a bus-trip that would take us along the major Aztec/Maya-remains in Mexico. I had bought a Dutch translation of Popol Vu; the holy book of the Maya’s, for some reading during our flight. As far as I can remember, pretty gruesome tales sometimes; but with more fun than most biblical stories. When I stopped reading, we had arrived in a Hotel in Mexico City.. 😉 It was pretty close to the ‘Zócalo’; the central Plaza of the City. Although we traveled as a group, everybody was free to go his own way, as long as you were at the right time at the right place for moving on to the next location. My wife and I started with a short walk in the neighborhood of the Zócalo and something to eat.

Waiting for food

Waiting for food

Harmoniman

Harmoniman

On a Government Office

On a Government Office

Demonstration

Demonstration

Frente del Pueblo

Frente del Pueblo

I liked this kid, demonstrating with the FP (Peoples Front), but walking the other way. (One of my deviations to have an eye for that…)

The Guitarist

The Guitarist

On a little street-party in a park, his little brother was dreaming of becoming a guitarist.

Clown-gestures

Clown-gestures

The funny clowns needed some help from someone in the audience; guess who they picked… I’m a pretty good biker; but not on one wheel. Fortunately they were very helpful while making fun… 🙂

Playing the funny Fool

Playing the funny Fool

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6 comments
  1. Malin H said:

    Lovely… Especially like the little guitarist.

  2. Björn said:

    A wonderful set, my friend. There’s also something to be said for the special look of film.
    My favourite is the one of the Harmonipan sandwiched between the silhouettes.

    • Thanks a lot, Amigo. It’s a bit of work, but they ‘have something’. Thanks once more for the scanner; without you these images would still be in a dark slide-container… Harmonipan-man is my fav. as well, together with the little guitarist.

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