One A Day – 497 – Commentary
- Walking Toward Centro Histórico, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- August 3, 2014
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I suppose it is obvious, but perhaps it is not – many of my photos are more commentary on the subject than nice images. This is a group of photos from my latest photo walk that are in one way or another – something that struck me in my vision of the scene. These are not commentary on Morelia or Mexico in particular – just on bits of the world I find around me.
Here are some notes from these photos:
Caught Between – Is the orange a sign of resistance to the surrounding commercial interests? I can’t say…
Dogs, Burgers and Colored Glass – In English, I can read the term Hot Dog and immediately visualize the ubiquitous sausage forever associated with the Fourth of July. But when I read the word Perro in Spanish, my mind immediately goes to the image of a pet dog. Intellectually, I know what the words mean in this case, I just can’t stop the association. Language is a funny thing.
Rough Trade – Morelia has many universities and many students. Some people take advantage of that fact – just like they do everywhere. The apartments behind this sign appear to be as rough as the unkept yard in front foretells.
For the Children – A colorful sign on a daycare business. I can imagine the care of the children in the building behind this sign to be as colorful and lively as the image. I don’t know if it is true, but I believe so.
Small Business – I wish they had been open. I would have liked to have tried their BBQ. As small a business as I can imagine. It is only slightly wider than two door widths. I believe, like many businesses this size, they push a charcoal grill out on the street with some benches or plastic chairs. Maybe a folding table or two. Families get by. I admire their courage and sense of pride.