Back on Broadway

Book stall, Broadway and West 88th Street, Apr 2016

Book stall, Broadway and West 88th Street, Apr 2016

Another in a series of everyday life in New York.

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Mini Mexidog

Dog in doorway, Loreto, San Miguel, Apr 2016

Dog in doorway, Loreto, San Miguel, Apr 2016

Dogs, dogs, everywhere. Particularly the tiny ones which Mexicans love. A preference that perhaps would improve New York instead of the massive megacanines that seem to be the favorite there. Thanks to this one in particular for posing so nicely.

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Colors

Flower ladies in the jardin, San MIguel, Apr 2016

Flower ladies in the jardin, San MIguel, Apr 2016

Most of the visitors from Mexico City have now returned home, so the flower sellers are taking it easy for a while. As always, wonderful colors.

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Number What?

House on Relox, San MIguel de Allende, Apr 2016

House on Relox, San MIguel de Allende, Apr 2016

This house on Relox, in San Miguel, is typically Mexican in every way. Narrow as it is, it has two front doors. Better still, it has three addresses, the doors numbered 18 and 18A, and the house number, between the two doors is 32. I don’t know who gets the reviewing balcony above, or perhaps that’s the door to number 32.

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Pretty Clever

Seen on Relox, San Miguel de Allende, Apr 2016

Seen on Relox, San Miguel de Allende, Apr 2016

As a wayfinding professional, I am impressed by these two sorting out the streets of San Miguel at this early age. Sticking out your tongue of course always helps.

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From the Campesino

Fruit and Flower Vendor, San Miguel, Apr 2016

Fruit and Flower Vendor, San Miguel, Apr 2016

Our street ends is a small square, or rather triangle, where the buses stop and Insurgentes lurches to the right. An ideal place for folks from the outlying campesinos to bus in and sell fruit, vegetables, flowers, and all manner of other stuff to folks just passing. The fountain, like most fountains in San Miguel, no longer works, but provides a great place to sit.

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The Sidewalks of San Miguel

Sidewalk on Organos, San MIguel de Allende

Sidewalk on Organos, San MIguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is famous for its narrow sidewalks, the standard width being about two feet. But even that doesn’t help very much as sidewalks here are basically just a zone for accommodating steps, utility poles, and garbage. You soon get very good at hopping sideways.

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Viernes de Dolores and Tacos

Taco truck, Mesones, San Miguel de Allende, March 2016

Taco truck, Mesones, San Miguel de Allende, March 2016

It’s Holy week again here in San Miguel, beginning tonight with Viernes de Dolores, the Friday of Sorrows. The streets are all closed to traffic around us in Centro while everyone is out viewing the shrines built in house doorways. Visiting the local taco trucks like this one behind the Templo de San Francisco is also an essential part of the celebrations.

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Broadway and 92nd Street

Broadway and 92nd Street, New York, Mar 2016

Broadway and 92nd Street, New York, Mar 2016

Another in a series of everyday life in New York.

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It Isn’t Sticking

West 92nd Street, New York, March 2016

West 92nd Street, New York, March 2016

Just another New York pic. At this time of the year the warm street surface melts the snow so it doesn’t stick, but it still improves the look of the parked vehicles.

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