Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bubble Boy

Never a dull day in Central Park. We rarely walk through without something going on. This morning, a guy making giant soap bubbles just for the fun of it. If only these could be frozen in time and left there. … Continue reading

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Art, Art, Art

The rear end of a rapidly tarnishing gilded bronze of General William Tecumseh Sherman being painted by a none too friendly artist (as it turned out) with a straw hat, about to be cocooned by the spider-like public art piece by … Continue reading

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Spring in Central Park

Arriving back in New York at this time of year is not exactly a chore. The forsythia and cherries are just blooming and Central Park is as wonderful as ever. This photo was taken yesterday on our daily walk through … Continue reading

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That’s not the Jardin

No indeed. Back in the Big Apple. Much the same as San Miguel except for the tacos. Constant activity, good food, and great friends.

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Lights out

Yesterday evening, as happens from time to time in San Miguel, the lights went out in our part of El Centro (on the right side of this picture). So we upped and crashed with friends who live up on the … Continue reading

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All this for five pesos?

OK, seven pesos with a donation for the music. We have extolled the benefits of traveling by bus in SMA before, but we forgot to mention that apart from being frequent, fun, and very cheap, you also get in-flight entertainment. … Continue reading

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At last, a Mexican driving license

Only slightly more complicated to get than a US green card. After endless hours trolling around getting medical certificates and stuff, I was one of the lucky few to get to use the new written test in what was purported … Continue reading

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Pop goes the cactus again

Another wonderful cactus flower. I suppose we should know the latin names for all these things. Had cactus originated in England like I was, I am sure they would have been given wonderful folksy names like “Old Man’s Floggle” or … Continue reading

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Mexico export stamps 1975

For those whose sensitivities are offended by most stamp designs, and who appreciate decent graphics, this series of stamps promoting Mexican exports, issued originally in 1975 and continuing into the mid 1990’s, should appeal. For a look at the complete … Continue reading

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