Dix mille? Ten thousand.

Ten thousand thank yous. Diez mil gracias. Dix mille mercis. WP counter for this year 2016 registered 10,004 visits. 🙂 Unbelievable. Almost double last year. Thank you all for your visits. Though numbers are just… numbers (!) they do mean something. This blog has been visited 10,000 times. 10,000! So, as a feedback, it means you find something worthwhile in my Equinoxio ramblings, and for that I am very grateful. Grateful for your visits. Your likes, your comments. For our discussions on this or that matter. Exchanges between unknown friends who may or may not ever meet. Until we do, here are a few… selected images for this year’s last post. Fasten your seat belts please.

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¿En perseguirme, mundo, qué interesas?    When you pursue me, World, what do you want?

¿En qué te ofendo, cuando sólo intento        How do I offend you, when I just try to

Poner bellezas en mi entendimiento              Put Beauty in my understanding

Y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas?         And not my understanding in Beauty?

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695) was a Mexican nun and poetress. She is the only woman with Frida Kahlo to figure on a Banknote. (And Frida has to share with hubby Diego Rivera). Her literary works are unique in Latin American literature. I found this particular poem on a wall in Tlalpan, Mexico city, on a morning walk.

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Castle of Chenonceaux in the Loire valley. Under a typical Loire weather. La douceur Angevine also means lots of rain…

San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico, 2011. The Tzotzil boys/young men are celebrating school graduation, wearing their traditional white wool attire. The women still wear the woolen black skirt called enredo. Chamula is quite a unique, magic place on which I will do a special post. Some day. Next year. 🙂

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Turtles in Leticia, Colombia, on the Amazon. 2006

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“Want a hot bath, Honey?” San Francisco, 2016.

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A boat to adventure. Britanny, 2000 something.

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Christ on the Cross. Tlalpan, Mexico city, two blocks away from the house. Probably 17th century. The Cross, not the house.

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Milan Cathedral. 2014.

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Shades of Mondrian at the H&M store on Powell St. San Francisco, 2016.

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Paris. Where else?

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A mysterious colonial garden. Tlalpan, Mexico city.

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Barcelona, 2016. (c)ourtesy Gini.

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Above and below: Chinatown, San Francisco.

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Did you notice the Italian (?) general hiding behind the fire escape?

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Italian Lady. 14th Century. Sienna. Gravestone in a church.

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American Lady. 20th century. By Roy Lichtenstein at the Moma, New York. We have come a long “ways”. (Lots of remaining work notwithstanding)

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I‘m not particularly fond of sunset photographs. They usually fail to render the overwhelming beauty of a real sunset. The above is okay though. Sunset on the Amazon river, 2006.

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Tlalpan. Mexico city.

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Thank you for flying Equinoxio Time-Space Travel. The Captain and co-pilot (above) wish you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Again, 10,000 thank yous. 😉

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37 thoughts on “Dix mille? Ten thousand.

  1. Thank you for bringing back a memory of San Juan de Chamula. I sat on the stone floor of the church (no benches, no pews) and watched as a woman with two children lighted three, thick candles there on the stones. She had herbs and flowers. She passed the herbs through the flames and scattered flower petals around the candles. San Juan is one of the few places where ancient rituals and beliefs are incorporated into the Church. We’d had to sign a register as we came to the village. A man with a truncheon was assigned to follow us at a respectable distance to make sure we disturbed nothing.

    • We have crossed many paths indeed Janet. The candles on the floor setting the pine twigs on fire… The sacrifice of a rooster… I’m glad I “found” those Chamula photos. Like I said, I want to do a special post on that. Felices fiestas.

  2. We should thank you for all your work digging out photos, bringing them together, offering explanations or just some funny facts about them. And let us not forget the catchy stories. 😉
    So a big thanks to you, Brieuc and may you and your family spend happy holidays with joy!

  3. Well done! Your pout-pourris are some of the most interesting posts out here, a fascinating view on a life well travelled, to borrow from Cathay Pacific.

    Congrats, may next year be 20,000. Just don’t turn commercial though 🙂

    Best

    Fabrizio

  4. Brian this post is wonderful. Congratulations on all that blogger love. You have a lot of photos from Tlalpan, and now I sort of want to go there and I’ve never heard of it. It’s a fun idea, to post a bunch of great shots from over the years. I may do that one day. Anyway, this is a good collection that includes light, colour, gravity, and best of all, there is a lot of fun here. Have a super great 2017.

    • Thank you Crystal. Tlalpan is both our new home and a good photographic “subject”. Now the Pot-pourri “mix” is something I have developed over the past month. Both fun to put together, and hopefully diverse for the reader. Be good.

  5. What a wonderful mix, Brian… Unbuckling and departing your wonderful ride…
    Thank You to the Captain and Co-pilot. 😉
    Have a wonderful Christmas, and hope Santa is good to you! 🙂

    • Thnaks. Yes it is a beautiful poem, and I translated it. I know of her, but I have never read any of her works. 16th or 17th century Spanish can be tricky. But I have made a note to dig into her works. And this particular one is a very modern view. I liked it.

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