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.
¿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.
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. 🙂
Turtles in Leticia, Colombia, on the Amazon. 2006
“Want a hot bath, Honey?” San Francisco, 2016.
A boat to adventure. Britanny, 2000 something.
Christ on the Cross. Tlalpan, Mexico city, two blocks away from the house. Probably 17th century. The Cross, not the house.
Milan Cathedral. 2014.
Shades of Mondrian at the H&M store on Powell St. San Francisco, 2016.
Paris. Where else?
A mysterious colonial garden. Tlalpan, Mexico city.
Barcelona, 2016. (c)ourtesy Gini.
Above and below: Chinatown, San Francisco.
Did you notice the Italian (?) general hiding behind the fire escape?
Italian Lady. 14th Century. Sienna. Gravestone in a church.
American Lady. 20th century. By Roy Lichtenstein at the Moma, New York. We have come a long “ways”. (Lots of remaining work notwithstanding)
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.
Tlalpan. Mexico city.
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. 😉