Monthly Archives: September 2011

Happy Feet

Our regular evening stroll into the Jardin usually lands us in the middle of some wild activity or other. On most occasions we have no idea what it might be in aid of, although in Mexico, not much reason is … Continue reading

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Look Carefully

A computer rendering — or the real thing? Sadly, the real thing. This is Artesana, a new upscale development in San Miguel, which might as well be in any movie backlot or theme park anywhere in the World. A pristine, … Continue reading

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¡Mexicanos, Viva México!

On the evening of 15 September 1810, in Dolores, Father Hidalgo rang the Church bell, called for Mexican independence from the shackles of Spanish colonialism, and finished by crying “¡Mexicanos, Viva México!”. Known now as the Grito de Dolores (Shout … Continue reading

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9/11 Search for Those Missing

In the days following the attack on the World Trade Center, the focus was on cleaning up the site and finding any remains of those lost. This shot, looking into the “Pit”, was taken from the damaged offices of some … Continue reading

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In the Days That Followed 9/11

In the days that followed the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, Union Square, which for a while was as far South as you were allowed to travel in the City, became the center for an ongoing … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

Although it is now seared into my memory, there was not a great deal of concern at first as we stood there in Union Square looking at the towers outlined against a beautiful blue fall sky. We were at first … Continue reading

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