Monthly Archives: January 2012

Low Tech Roadworks

Compared to the din of mechanical equipment tearing into the asphalt in New York, the clink-clink of a road gang in San Miguel is a delight. This is the standard method for repairing any of the streets here, and is … Continue reading

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Adaptive Re-Use: Sparkplugs

More adaptive re-use. This time for a gate sign for Hermilo Tovar’s tiny junkyard on the Salida a Celaya. This is just a detail of a whole universe of imaginations he has welded and painted around the entry to his … Continue reading

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Back in Mexico, Handcrafted Retreads

At the corner of Calzada de la Luz and Calzada de la Aurora in San Miguel, this hole-in-the-wall tire emporium displays its latest inventory, most of them with laboriously hand-carved treads on previously bald blowouts and finished off with a … Continue reading

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