Tuesday, June 21, 2011
First, take a walk around the little park and admire the tile map of the city in the style of the 17th century
For centuries palm leaves have been woven into sturdy baskets and containers. Now they are often made of plastic strips, which are even sturdier and more brightly colored –an improvement!Continue Reading A Basket for a Wireless Mic
The tianguis is an open-air market dating from pre-Columbian times and I’m fascinated by its history and changes over the centuries, and it features in my current documentary video. People shade themselves and their wares using plastic sheets and umbrellas. These make beautiful patterns in the light and breezes. That’s what I mainly photographed today.
I ate the MOST refreshing sherbert made of cucumber, jícama, lime, and with chunks of coconut in it, served in a cup lined with powdered chamoi (which turns out to be a mild chile) and with a sweet-sour sauce added to it also made of chamoi.Continue Reading A Recipe on the Fly