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Comida in Zacatecas, Mexico

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In parts of my life, I seem to be surrounded by foodies.  Those that click on the television and watch the food network with zeal.  Some of the shows are interesting, but there are a few which are just food porn.  When the presenter describes, in detail, the flavor difference between different lemon rinds for […]

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Night in Zacatecas, Mexico

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Calderon Theater, Zacatecas, Mexico

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It always makes me cringe when I see something like this.  The five little girls twirling on the stage, music playing in the background, tutu’s wrapped around their waists, all performing the same dance, but each to a slightly different beat in their heads.  The surreptitious side glances, when they get lost, to the other […]

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Random Zacatecas Photographs [Part 4]

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Zacatecas Random Photographs: Part 4. Feeding pigeons in the park. Four gentleman relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. I couldn’t get away until I took some swigs from their bottle of mescal. It’s always good to meet a friendly face, holding a bottle of alcohol. After Bambi’s mother was killed.  Bambi collected the insurance money from […]

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Random Zacatecas Photographs [Part 3]

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More random photographs of the city of Zacatecas, Mexico. The rebuilding of a cathedral near the city center. Chopping up meat in the central market. As I walked the central market, taking pictures, the man in white told me how wonderful his food was at his little stall restaurant.  I had already eaten, and declined, […]

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Las Quince Letras: A Moment

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Tuesday night, ten o’clock, sitting at the end of Los Quince Letres’ bar, the stools are mostly filled, and the people sit at the tables and sing along with the jukebox. The jukebox is playing something in Spanish I don’t recognise, a ballad, something Frank Sinatra would sing. And it reminds me, of working at […]

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Random Photographs of Zacatecas, Mexico. [Part 2]

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Bad choice of names for a dentist office. The big ‘D’ in Ford. ‘Woof’ Girls playing in a truck. Different Dentista office. Sadly Tony closed his shop just before I took this photograph, the sign has been removed and a ‘Se Renta’ sign in it’s place. Central Cathedral with sun.  Also includes fake camel from […]

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Random Zacatecas Photographs [Part 1]

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Random Photographs from Zacatecas, Mexico. Statue of Jesus inside the Santo Domingo Church. [This photograph is an experiment in HDR editing techniques.] Main walkway inside the Santo Domingo Church. The Altar of the Santo Domingo Church. ‘Dia de la Muertos’ display inside Government House.  As with most large houses in the center of the city, […]

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La Quemada – or – 1300-Year-Old Ruins in Mexico.

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Between the cities of Zacatecas and Jalpa runs a 100 mile long valley called Malpaso.  The valley is about 20 miles wide, with mountains running down each side.  Through this valley runs route 54, a mostly small twin lane road following the flat valley floor.  The land is high desert – 8,000 feet – with […]

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Hangin’ From a Thread

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A few months ago, upon my daily walk up La Bufa, I stumbled across a thick cable that ran from the parking lot, over a valley filled the dirt-scraped-from-the-ground-scarred-remains of a mine.  Next to the cable was an open-air hut, but there was never anyone there, and no obvious reason for the cable.  I assumed […]

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12 Reasons to Drink (Corona) Beer

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So today we visited the Corona Brewery near Zacatecas. It’s a huge place, the guide intoned that it’s the second largest brewery in the world, after Coors in Colorado. The first three minutes of the tour was in English and Spanish, the rest in Spanish only.  So there are only a few nuggets of information […]

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Dancers Exporting Fear and Laughter

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In my room, trying to work, but my mind is wandering, too much coffee with my Adobada tacos this evening. This town is usually noisy, there are constantly events in the town center.  Every Thursday night a brass band plays on the steps by the fountain, on most Friday or Saturday nights, there are people […]

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