I wanted to post a tribute to you and take advantage of the Weekly Challenge family.
We, the ones that take the time to share the things we like, the things that we find interesting.. and not even that, we that take the time to read others people’s blog knowing that most of the time they are making an effort to gather things up, touch them a little or too much just so we can have a pice of their heart.
A new beginning, a new road to walk when people dare to start their personal journey. The one knocking inside us to be let out free to be heard. Most of that we do alone, we think, but the truth is there is always someone around us that we barely notice that is there to share a helping hand and hint us the way.
With this images I need to acknowledge YOU. All that read blogs, that subscribe to them, that cheer and that put a part of them when they write down a comment.
As a disciplined family we need to aplaude the new members of this community and help them with their first steps on their way to their purpose. Thank you for taking the time.
You get to choose.. yes! You get to choose the bike you are going to ride for 30 minutes for free within the city (as long as you are a registered user). But, you can’t choose the color as red is the only option!
The Eco Bici was implemented 2 or 3 years ago and its purpose is to promote the use of bikes as a regular transport. For starters you pay the equivalent to $30US to have access to the bikes for one year. There are several stations around downtown so you can “hop around”. If you take longer than 30minutes a day, you will be charged an extra fee.
There are these kind of trucks that re-distribute the bikes among stations so you can always find one to use.
Similar concept in Lodon. Know of any other place where bike is a proposal?
Some other countries that have the same: Lyon, The Netherlands, Barcelona, Helsinki, Sweden, Canada..
Being an uncle is fine, and the only time I am aware of time, is when I see all this “kids” grow…
This is the story of a Squirrel caught in the act!
It was one of those days, when nothing seemed to happen in a bookstore, which by the way adopted a tree inside its facilities. A living tree with a living tenant, a Squirrel.
On a day when the bookstore set an Offering on All Saints day (more about this in my previous posts) the squirrel decided to assault the offering and take a piece of bread laying there…
And so it did! In less than an eye blink it went down the tree, took the piece and…. then the piece of bread fell from its hand! That was when the bookstore’s employees saw what was going on. Confused, the squirrel tried a second attack!
It did’t work either! No breakfast morning, perhaps…but
Just when it felt it should run away, was when one guy stretched his arm… not to hold it but to give the bread to the small crook! He might thought that after so many attempts it should have its piece… of bread. So it did, and when it did, it when up with the help of his accomplice, the tree. :)
I didn’t have any picture to post about breakfast so I decided to go out where some people have breakfast and that turned out to be a Market. This market is in the open, they put tents to sell their products, be that goods or food. (That is why people look redish! There was a sort of orange tent on the food section!).
Establishments like these share one table, long table… so you get to sit with a lot of people you don’t know. If you zoom in, you will see at the end of the table a canvas with a cow’s head painted on it and a writing that reads: “Tacos de Cabeza”, that stands for Beef’s head tacos. I haven’t tasted that but they sell. :)
I have seen these several times, then I thought this could be of interest to you all.
This is how Mayan did their mathematics. Take a look, you will be amazed!
Did I mention the mayan where the first creating the concept of Zero?
Alebrijes. What? Alebrijes are a Mexican Craft that originated in 1936 by Pedro Linares. His creator saw strange colorful creatures when he fell sick (now, that is what I call a really bad dream!!). After this he began to create what he saw with cardboard and papier mache.
“Since 2009 there is a parade featuring more than 130 giant alebrijes made of wood, cardboard, paper, wire and other materials, which marches from the Zocalo in the historic center of the city to the Angel of Independence monument on Paseo de la Reforma” (from Wikipedia)
Now, if this was somebody’s hallucination or bad dream, which one would you choose for yours?
Palenque, A walled city of the Mayan culture.
You might only see stone over stone, some stairs, places to climb. The distribution of its buildings is also interesting. It is even fun. There is also a museum where the latest findings are shown.
What you don’t see, is Pacal the governor of Zamá the city that now lays in ruins and is named Tulum. Zamá means Morning or Tomorrow and Tulum means wall. Now back to Pacal. His reign started when he was 12 year old (from year 603 to 683) and it was given by his mother Sak K’uk. During his reign everything flourished.
When he died he was buried in one of the pyramids. It took more than 12 centuries to find it and when it finally was found in the Temple of the Inscriptions (Palenque) it was the greatest discovery of Mesoamerica‘s archeology. His tomb was found on a secret crypt. The access to it was through a stair that represents the entrance to the underworld, blocked by stones and dirt. It took two years to get to it. Once inside the room, a 20 tons sarcophagus could be appreciated. The sarcophagus had a Cosmo-gram representing death and resurrection.
For many years, some people have wanted to see the inscription on the sarcophagus as a MAN IN A SPACE SHIP, with sticks , gears and steering wheels. This have no scientific or history foundations. Nevertheless, it is a belief many people maintain.
Take a look at the Space Ship….and let me know later what you think!
This is a Giraffe in the Chapultepec Zoo, and like in any big city there most be buildings and helicopters. Now put all that together. This is what it looks like! Sometimes civilization exaggerates its possibilities.
This is an everyday scene in Mexico City. I don’t know how you picture one of the largest cities in the world, but traffic is really an indicator of its people, ways and living.
Mexico City has about 25 million people and more than 2 million cars going up and down. This photograph is the “Circuito Interior” (Interior Circuit) one of the fast roads we have. We have faster ones, but I thought this one would be a good example, as you can see. (hahaha!) I suggest you to click into the picture so you can get a glimpse of the sort of roads we have, the kind of cars we drive. If you look into detail, you will find out that most cars have only one passenger, the driver! It is not used to carpool for many reasons. (You can ask me why later :) )