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Museo Dolores Olmedo

Mexico City Through My Eyes

If you think Mexico City is an overflowing, over polluted, maize of humanity, it is. It is also one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world. I pointed my camera at the city’s gorgeous sights and produced some pretty pixels: Mexico City Lindo.

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The Linares Family, Wizards of Papier-Mâché

I was given unlimited access to the home and studio of the famous Linares Family of Mexico City. Their artwork has been shown at the British Museum and the Pompidou Center, but you won’t believe what kind of things they blew up on a neighborhood street during an Easter week celebration called the Burning of […]

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barbacoa on Mexican ranch

A Mexican barbacoa: My most memorable meal

I’ve enjoyed memorable meals in stunning places like Tokyo, Rio and Milan. But my most memorable meal was barbacoa in the home of poor farm workers near Actopan, Mexico. Actopan is known as the land of barbecue (barbacoa). Actopan-style barbecue means slowly-roasted meat that rests on coals overnight wrapped in cactus leaves in an earthen […]

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A secret room, in a secret garden in a ghost town

Mineral de Pozos is one of the pueblos mágicos (magical villages) of Mexico. And within this magical village there is a breathtaking secret garden with a secret room. About 180 miles northwest of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, Pozos was once a thriving, opulent mining city, but was abandoned and became a ghost […]

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