Humahuaca’s trails

Humahuaca, a small city in the northwestern highlands of Argentina, where together with the cardones, the giant cactus, the culture, arts, and a peculiar philosophy of live come together… in a hidden corner of Latin America


Cañada de Las Señoritas Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina
Cañada de Las Señoritas           Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina

Cañada de Las Señoritas Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina
Cañada de Las Señoritas          Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina

Calles de Uquía Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina
The streets in Uquía           Uquía, Jujuy, Argentina

 

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The Bolivian presence at Lake Titicaca

In the heights of the Andes and shared both by Peru, as well as, Bolivia, the Sacred Lake or Lake Titicaca is nested. Considered the highest navegable lake in the world it is located at 3, 800 meters above the sea level. among others, it is also considered the largest lake in South America.


Saliendo hacia el Lago Titicaca desde la ciudad de La Paz
Leaving the Lake and heading towards La Paz City

Copacabana del lado Boliviano del Lago Titicaca
Copacabana on the Bolivian side

El muelle en Copacabana del lado Boliviano
The pier on Copacana

Vista de Copacabana sobre el Lago Titicaca
View of Copacabana of the lake’s shore

 

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The memory of its waters

And his dreams, with all his secret desires, were taken away by the river, as he ran to encounter the sea,  where they were eventually buried  deep in the memories of its waters…


Los cielos del Magdalena El Banco, Magdalena, Colombia
Magdalena’s skies           El Banco, Magdalena, Colombia

Colorido del atardecer Santa Cruz de Mompox, Magdalena, Colombia
Sunset’s colours           Santa Cruz de Mompox, Magdalena, Colombia

Rojos y amarillos en las aguas Río Magdalena, Magdalena, Colombia
Reds and yellows           Río Magdalena, Magdalena, Colombia

 

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Trail of the poets

The beautiful forest of Chapultepec  is found in Mexico City.  It holds a protected area of the forest, a lake and diverse recreational and cultural  sites. Below the gentle shade of its trees, there is a trail to enjoy a walk inside the forest. There, you’ll find the fragments of poems from different Mexican Poets…

The Trail of the Poets.

La Casita Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México
The little house           Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México

 

Were do I come from, my friend?,
From a little house beyond the wheat fields,
From a small little house,
For a lovely woman that would care to keep me company,
Its got some grape vines in the front,
Where the cicada sing and the sun becomes dust,
A huge entrance in the front 
A fountain in the garden,
In the fountain a snail.


Jaque Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México
Jaque            Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México

 

En el jardín Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México
In the garden          Bosque de Chapultepec, ciudad de México, México

 

In the month of May:
the sun set in colours and showing off his fire,
and when he died behind the wide hills,
he gathered upon himself
the splendours of  the new day
together with the deep sorrows of the afternoon.

By the plains and the green hills
the smiling houses painted white
like a band of pigeons
standing by the river.

The night breeze warm and calm
crossed the valley ripping off the petals
spreading in the numerous canes
the placid moans of the trees.


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Inside and out of Chapultepec

Inside de forest, the path of the poets, offers the landscapes of the poetical thinking of Mexicans who wrote among other things… of Chapultepec in itself . Also, walking the outskirts of the forest, features the possibility of delighting  in the non-permanent  exhibits that contain a great diversity of themes as well as, mediums of expression…

Triangulando la expresión plástica
Triangulating plastic expressions         Paseo de la Reforma, ciudad de México, México

The Paseo de la Reforma avenue, skirts the north borders of the ancient land of chapulines or grasshoppers, allowing the coexistence of a cultural landscape that dinamically transforms its thematic message.

Recorrido visual Paseo de la Reforma, ciudad de México, México
Visual paths       Paseo de la Reforma, ciudad de México, México

 

in the end, to be enjoyed be all those who like to walk its paths and streets

 

Arte al paso Paseo de la Reforma, ciudad de México, México
Art in the passing           Paseo de la Reforma, ciudad de México, México

 

 

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Silly men

 

 

La entrada Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México
The entrance           Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México

 

 

Silly, you men-so very adept
at wrongly faulting womankind,
not seeing you’re alone to blame
for faults you plant in woman’s mind.

After you’ve won by urgent plea
the right to tarnish her good name,
you still expect her to behave—
you, that coaxed her into shame.

You batter her resistance down
and then, all righteousness, proclaim
that feminine frivolity,
not your persistence, is to blame.

When it comes to bravely posturing,
your witlessness must take the prize:
you’re the child that makes a bogeyman,
and then recoils in fear and cries.

Presumptuous beyond belief,
you’d have the woman you pursue
be Thais when you’re courting her,
Lucretia once she falls to you.

For plain default of common sense,
could any action be so queer
as oneself to cloud the mirror,
then complain that it’s not clear?

Whether you’re favored or disdained,
nothing can leave you satisfied.
You whimper if you’re turned away,
you sneer if you’ve been gratified.

Redondillas Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México
Sonets           Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México

With you, no woman can hope to score;

whichever way, she’s bound to lose;
spurning you, she’s ungrateful—
succumbing, you call her lewd.

Your folly is always the same:
you apply a single rule
to the one you accuse of looseness
and the one you brand as cruel.

What happy mean could there be
for the woman who catches your eye,
if, unresponsive, she offends,
yet whose complaisance you decry?

Still, whether it’s torment or anger—
and both ways you’ve yourselves to blame—
God bless the woman who won’t have you,
no matter how loud you complain.

It’s your persistent entreaties
that change her from timid to bold.
Having made her thereby naughty,
you would have her good as gold.

So where does the greater guilt lie
for a passion that should not be:
with the man who pleads out of baseness
or the woman debased by his plea?

Or which is more to be blamed—
though both will have cause for chagrin:
the woman who sins for money
or the man who pays money to sin?

So why are you men all so stunned
at the thought you’re all guilty alike?
Either like them for what you’ve made them
or make of them what you can like.

If you’d give up pursuing them,
you’d discover, without a doubt,
you’ve a stronger case to make
against those who seek you out.

I well know what powerful arms
you wield in pressing for evil:
your arrogance is allied
with the world, the flesh, and the devil!

La poeta Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México
The poet          Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de México, México


Juana Inés de la Cruz  (1651 – 1695)  México


 

 

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A mural in the park.

Mural de Fernando Gonzalez Parque Cultural Deborah Arango, Envigado, Colombia
Mural de Fernando Gonzalez           Parque Cultural Deborah Arango, Envigado, Colombia

 

Without any doubt, Fernando Gonzalez Ocha (1895 – 1964) was a fundamental part of the Antioquenian Paisa Culture. Better known as the philosopher from otraparte (somewhere else), he left a legacy behind in his passage through life, among others in the Nadista Poets Movement, who used to gather at his house, which he named Otraparte (Somewhere else) , for conversation and intelectual parties.

La Casa Museo Otraparte Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
La Casa Museo Otraparte           Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia

The philosopher, the teacher, the writer, and for many people, the friend left his house to the municipality of Envigado, with the condition that it should be used as a cultural centre, and so it has been, today the house is a Museum and also has a beautiful coffee shop, which together form a cultural oasis to the south of Medellin City.


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