Maya street art

Before all the current mess, we spent Xmas and New year in Akumal (The place of the turtles) in Yucatán, near Tulum. A particular bridge caught my eye. Most certainly commissioned by City Hall (Some politicos may have more sense than others) it was quite a display. Above, Don Cactus and Doña Watermelon. “Copy paste”.…

A morning walk, Yucatán

Pete the pelican, Akumal, Yucatán peninsula. Dic. 2019. A stairway to heaven. Cobá, Yucatán. (Note: Technically the eastern part of Yucatán became a full-fledged state, called Quintana Roo, in 1974. Cancún, Tulum, are in “Quintana Roo”. Yet, geographically, historically and culturally it still is Yucatán, the land of the Maya. Cobá, near Tulum, is one…

A bridge in Yucatán. Street art

Under the light of the Jelly fish. Akumal bridge, Yucatán, Mexico. Mirror, mirror, who’s the greenest? La taverna, Akumal beach. (Very recommendable place to eat in Akumal) Guardian of the Bridge. Akumal. No fear. Bernard l’hermite. (Bernard the Hermit…) (See your local Kikipedia for exact translation) Stay in the queue. My hair is a mess!…

A Yucatán post(card)

Coati Bill, shooting the breeze with his buddy, Dr Death. Tulum, Mexico. Coati Joe and the Missus, distant relations of Bill’s, at the ruins of Coba, Yucatán peninsula. Yucatán postcard 1. View from breakfast. This past end-of-year, we decided to spend the holidays with the whole family near Tulum, on the Yucatán peninsula, near Tulum.…

Pot-cinquante-pourri-seven

Spock and Scotty just came back from their fishing trip in 19th century Scotland. Spock is delighted and now rolls his R’s as a true Scot. All set and ready to explore the time-space continuum. Fasten seat belts. Scotty? Engines running? Spock? Ready to hop? (Above: the day of the Dead, Tlalpan, Mexico, 2017.) JUMP!…

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,…

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…