Stairway to heaven. Bogotá, Colombia. (c) Oscar.
Goldfish Airways, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
“Vol de nuit”. Night flight by Saint-Exupéry. Wot? Not night? Ok. Day flight. Have posted it before anyway. The art is still there after a few years. Mexico city 2021
Downtown. Mexico city. Wasn’t there a “Downtown” Petula Clark song? Around the 19th century?
Salvador Dalí. Bogotá. (c)ourtesy Oscar.
Water well, Mexico city. I have already mentioned that the Water Authority hires street artists to paint the walls of the water stations. Great initiative. (And a better use of our Tax Pesos)
If anything in the street is street art, is she street art? Must have paid the Ad agency a bundle to find the gimmick of hitting her open palm with her fist. “It will show how decided you are…” the creative director said. (I don’t know whether she got elected…)
“You saw me standing alone
“Without a dream in my heart…
The Monarch butterfly population went down (journalists would say crashed?) from 4 millions in 1980 to 29,000 this year. (La Vanguardia 2020). 29,000 does sound a bit low; what I have read is that the breeding grounds in Mexico have been reduced dramatically. Basically by illegal tree cutting.
Saint Francis of Assisi. Cuernavaca. Mexico.
Calm down. Calm down. And use a mask. Mexico city.
Baby masks and their parent… Cuernavaca. 2021.
Winter flower. Mexico.
Shotgun shot. This fantastic house is just by the highway. Not too far from the house, but not safe enough to walk up there. A shame. The artist is very talented. Thought it might be Duek Gonzalez, but I’m not too sure…
One of the great advantages of globalization: have a Thai beer in Cuernavaca, Mexico. (Beers of the world series)
Chinelo dancers at the corner of a 16th century Spanish church. Ocotepec, Cuernavaca. Those guys have to make a living but the simple slowing down of cars to throw a few coins in the white “bucket” creates a 20 minute traffic jam…
Butterflies. (Again.) Shotgun shot. (Again.) Mexico.
À la Lichtestein. Berlin. (c) Paul Bell. Great blog:
And, last, but not least: Frida Kahlo on a very difficult shot, below a bridge in a sharp curve… Impossible to reach by foot either. Artist: Duek Gonzalez. Can’t begin to imagine how he painted this. There’s a barely 5 ft wide sidewalk. But he did it.
Thank you for joining us on this pot-pourri. Been a long time since I did one. Lost the numbers. (And my marbles too prob’ly). Since “downtown” occurred to me above, there you are: Petula Clark, one of so many English Artists who crossed the Channel to the continent. Way before Brexit.
Happy New Year. Bonne Année.