Los Habitantes Sigilosos de Tlatelolco

Originally posted on Beyond "he" and "she":
Un Artículo de Andrés Rozada Diego Fernandez y Mateo Pizarro para límulus.mx limulus.mx/los-habitantes-sigilosos-de-tlatelolco __________________ Texto de Andrés Rozada Fotografías de Mateo Pizarro La ciudad de México se compone de un sinfín de matices sobrepuestos, fruto de una historia larga y de suma complejidad. A menudo…

Mexico Time Patrol 3

Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. The year is 1978. I’m taking a summer course in Maya Anthropology in Mérida, Yucatán… Human sacrifice knife. The blade is in obsidian, a volcanic mineral, that can be made as sharp as glass. Museum of Anthropology, 1978. Elégante in the streets of Mérida, wearing the traditional huipil or dress,…

Nine-Pourri-forty-Pot

Another voyage in space and time. (Not again?!) A quick nap. Casa de las campanas. House of bells. Tlalpan. 2017. (I liked the previous colour better.) The eyebrow workshop. Paris. 2015. Maasaï warriors. Amboseli National Park, Kenya. 1967. Chinelos dancers. Two weeks ago, literally around the corner of our house.  There are many traditional dances…

Mexico Time Patrol part 2

Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. Late 70’s. I was doing an MBA at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide). I’d managed to get accepted in a summer Mayan anthropology course in Yucatán. An incredible month of discovering Mexico, the Maya culture with the entire anthropology department. Above: Uxmal. I think it is the quadrangle…

The writer’s den

An old dilapidated 19th century house at the end of an unkempt garden. The door was open. To an uncanny display. I was expecting yet another series of altars to the dead such as the one above. Or an offering of corn, arranged on volcanic earth, framed by flowers. (Stage right) Or, stage left, a…