One A Day – 497 – Commentary
Dogs, Burgers and Colored Glass
- 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.
Hi Mike, it’s Jane from Amati in January/February this year. Your photos light my day and bring warm memories. I particularly appreciated the ones of
the new Amati Café. And “After the rain” is so lovely I have it on my net book home page. . Hope that is okay. I greatly enjoyed your commentary.
It is great to hear from you! Of course it is ok to use After the Rain on your home page. Makes me proud to hear it. I wish you had been with us last night – we saw a great concert and there will be pictures later today.
Do keep in touch!