Posted on June 26, 2009
Pilgrims from Chalma, a town near Mexico City, march back with their Virgin de Guadalupe to place her back in their town’s church.
So a while back I started a project on the Virgen de Guadalupe . . . she is an apparition of the Virgin Mary that appeared on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City shortly after the Spanish ‘conquest’ of Mexico. Her brown skin and eyes and her duality (she appeared on the same hill where Tenotzin was worshiped) has given her an interesting duality and as Mexicans have spread around the world so has she.
Im adding some photos that I’ve gathered while working on this project below with descriptions:
This isn’t all of the content but it’s a start and a lame reason as to why I haven’t been posting anywhere near as regularly. Since reporting is wrapping up this weekend for me, one interview in L.A. and another in Gila Bend, Ariz. I’m excited to start wrapping up this project and preparing for Florida, only five weeks away.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Met some new people for drinks/dinner at Groove in Condesa Saturday night. It was an interesting night, definitely won’t forget it . . . Anyway these were the ones I liked.
Posted on May 4, 2009
In the hopes of feeling like we’re not all just spending out time at home (because all movie theatres, museums, large parks, public places, bars, restaurants, schools, and pretty much any other place people might gather being closed) we had a picnic in Condesa’s Parque Mexico . . . nice day for sure.
And just playing in the park:
Posted on May 2, 2009
Taking a stroll through Condesa . . . mission: Starbucks . . . yeah I know, but it’s tasty . . . We then walked back from Condesa to the apartment in Roma, beautiful light, deserted streets. It makes it feel pretty dead and lonely around here.
Parque Mexico in Condesa
Arrival at starbucks . . . only four people allowed inside at a time, no tables/seats available.
Security guard/Starbucks bouncer doing a crossword
Parque Mexico deserted for a holiday Friday in Mexico City.
Strolling back by Insurgentes
Gotta love the masks
On the street corner
Crossing a deserted Insurgentes.
Abandoned face mask in the street.
And some random ones from along the way:
Tomorrow’s plan? HIt up the Basilica de Guadalupe provided I feel fine. Feeling a little exhausted right now from this long week, need to take a break.