Random Photographs of Zacatecas, Mexico. [Part 2]

Bad choice of names for a dentist office.

The big ‘D’ in Ford.


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 the Christmas display in the square.

Christmas tree in the courtyard of Government house.

Sellin’ deep fried pig skin, must be good for you.

Where Jesus buys his paper.

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1 Response to Random Photographs of Zacatecas, Mexico. [Part 2]

  1. Sprawn! says:

    So there is a commercial aspect to life in Zacatecas after all. You know, I really get the feeling that the commericalism here is sort of ad hoc. Like, why would Jesus have a sign on his Paperliaria (sp?) when everyone in town knows where it is? So, the signage here has sort of grown organically out of necessity. It’s not part of the landscape and it isn’t competing. Of course, I think of the Catholic Church as the masters of iconography. It’s so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget that they are selling themselves. I really get a sense of being in a place where people’s relations are mediated by language and history rather than… pop culture. It reminds me of walking around the city with my grandfather when I was a kid. Everything was a story… not just a precession of products. Your photos are really welcome. It is amazing that Tucson is essentially identical and yet 180 degrees out of phase.

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