Archive for November, 2008

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Music of the Zocálo

November 14, 2008

When we arrived in Oaxaca in March of 2008, we found the Zocálo a “bird-hive” of activity.  It was really nice to see the fountains working, something the birds really seemed to enjoy.

Zocálo for the Birds

Zocálo for the Birds

Of course the Zocálo was “colored” by a multitude of “balloon” vendors.  We have always been amazed at the very long balloons which do not seem to be marketed in the USA.  It is also fascinating to see people “shoot” the long balloons into the air, when one knows the proper technique to do so. 

Balloons Also Own Zocalo

Balloons Also Own Zocalo

But what was particularly pleasant in the Zocálo was the “sound of music” as provided by an orchestra piece featuring a player of a saxophone.  You can see him in the next photo.

Excellent Sax Player

Excellent Sax Player

 Now, if you would like to hear him play, go to the following YouTube video.

 


More photos of the Zocála are just a click away — click here

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Update–Super PaperMan

November 13, 2008

You might want to check out my “one photo/video” post at —

http://genuinetourist.wordpress.com/category/one-photovideo/

Stephen — http://www.genuine-tourist.com — reporting from Baraboo, WI, USA

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Update — SamiGo blogs Oaxaca

November 8, 2008

It is snowing in southern, WI, USA, for the first time as I write this post.  I am sitting in my den and watching the large flakes come down through our  “A frame” type windows.  In the meantime, I have been surfing the “tags” of Word Press and came across a nice blog with an article written about Mexico City and Oaxaca.  You can enjoy the article too at —

http://samigo.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/say-cheese/

She has some nice comments about Mt. Alban and the Day of the Dead and she eats bugs! . . . . . . because she wants photos so bad.  Oh . . . she has a nice slide show at the top of her blog which you might want to view before you read her article entitled, “Say-Cheese.”

OK, now we are leaving to eat in a new Mexican restaurant in Baraboo, WI, USA, where we live.  My wife and friends have decided to “extend” her birthday celebration a few more days by going out for lunch today.  Tomorrow, we are eating in another Baraboo Restaurant (Little Village Cafe)  with two men from Madison who own property in Mexico and  follow some of my Yahoo groups about Mexico. 

I hope we can keep all this “Mexican stuff” going until WE land in Mexico city (DF) on January 22nd for our 3 month “tour of duty.”