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This Week:

This was lazy week here in Mexico, and even though I worked half the week I was lazy in spirit. This is what the internet told me:

- So it turns out that the Ancient city of Rome, specifically the Roman Forum is 200 years older that we all thought. (Telegraph)
- A Brief History of Men in Tights. I love this so much! (GQ)
- Tapestries: the predecesors of social media? (Metropolitan Museum)
- The last Game of Thrones episode were the most hateful character ever dies is inspiring many Agatha Christie-worthy theories. I love Game of Thrones AND Agatha Christie’s books so this is super exciting! (New York Times)
- This chair is hilarious. It looks like an alien cocoon… is it slimy? (Dezeen)
- An article on the architectural functionality of museums. It’s an amazing piece. (Dezeen)
- And lastly, 20 ways to slice europe. (An Architecture)
 

Happy Easter!

Instagram.

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From my instagram account.

I love Instagram. I’ve never been one to share what I eat, or a million selfies or whatever the cool kids share on it. To me instagram is where I share whatever catches my attention, or whatever I’m thinking about, or a special moment I want to freeze, or an old photo I want to share.

But sometimes I wonder if we share too much of ourselves in social media, then I think that as long as you draw a limit of how much you want people to know about your day to day life then its ok. Because then you have control over your shared information and hopefully it wont be as surprising when you greet someone and you want to tell them of that time you went to the beach only for them to say ”Oh yeah, I saw your picture and that place was awesome!” and then you just look dumb.

xx

At the library.

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readingPhoto by me

I posted about this library last week (see here). There were many people of all ages just sitting there reading or studying or checking their phone. I do think libraries are just peaceful places where your mind is free… I’m a romantic when it comes to books and libraries.

Hablé de ésta biblioteca la semana pasada (click aquí). Habían muchas personas de todas las edades sentadas leyendo o estudiando o checando su celular. Creo que las bibliotecas son lugares de paz donde la mente es libre… soy muy romántica cuando se trata de libros y bibliotecas.

xx

 


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This week:

This week I talked about the road between Guanajuato and Guadalajara. Also I showed you this library in Guadalajara, which I happen to have a big crush on. I just find libraries and museums so so peaceful…

And out in the internet world, this is what I found:

- The Tate Museum made public a lot of its audio archives. They made me really happy. (Tate Museum)
- Game of Thrones is back!!! This series is a case in which the tv series and the books actually compliment each other. I still have book for on my list of books to read. (Pajiba)
- This video and song are great. My love for the beach continues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUjE9H8QlA4
- This woman on a bike is super chic. (The Sartorialist)
- I got to see the sunrise in NY and its magical how they sky gets reflected on all the buildings. This Garance Doré photo is of a sunset (I think) and it reminds me a bit of what I saw that morning. (Garance Doré)
- When cleverness united famous paintings with social media. (My Modern Met)

Biblioteca, Guadalajara

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Guadalajara GuadalajaraPhotos by me

This is a library right in the center of Guadalajara called ”Biblioteca Iberoaméricana Octavio Paz”. Originally it was built in 1591 as a church for a religious school, the murals were aded in the 20th century by Siqueiros and de la Cueva. Its one of my favorite places in the whole city.

Esta biblioteca se llama ”Biblioteca Iberoaméricana Octavio Paz” y esta justa en el centro de Guadalajara. Se contruyó en 1591 como parte del colegio de Santo Tomás. Los murales fueron agregados en el siglo 20 por Siqueiros y de la Cueva. Es uno de mis lugares favoritos de toda la ciudad.

xx

 

On the road (Gto-Gdl)

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road road roadPhotos by me

I’ve become very acquainted with the road to and from Guadalajara-Guanajuato. Most of the time I spend it sleeping, but there have been times when I’ve just spent it looking out the window. And its a very pretty sight, especially during sunset on the way back to Guadalajara. I have a million pictures of this road.

Una porción de mi tiempo se va en mi traslado de ida y vuelta Guadalajara-Guanajuato. La mayor parte del tiempo voy dormida, pero han habido ocasiones en que simplemente la paso viendo hacia el campo afuera de la ventana. Es una vista muy bonita, los paisajes son especialmente bonitos en el atardecer de regreso a Guadalajara. Tengo muchísimas fotos de ésta carretera.

xx

 


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This Week:

This week I posted photos from the streets of Querétaro, which enchanted me, and a photo of a boy in Balcones de Oblatos in Guadalajara.

Internet Findings:

- An article about how all the current heroines are short and skinny. Very interesting. (The Atlantic)
- No matter what, this website ALWAYS makes me laugh. Its a great mood booster. (Awkward Family Photos)
- This italian dude dismantled a church ‘in the name’ of art. WTF. (ArtDaily.org)
- I love this photo project. (My Modern Met)
- So, my second favorite show How I Met Your Mother (or HIMYM) ended and i have a LOT OF FEELINGS about it. In the end though, I actually feel like it was the perfect ending. And for a show with so many life lessons the ending was the biggest of all: anything can happen and we just have to keep living. So yeah, I actually really like it.
Still, there were many reactions. Twitter basically exploded, and there were articles that helped process the whole thing, and many others in between to fill the void. (Fiction Parker, Thought Catalog, Zimbio, Vanity Fair, TV Line)
- And last but not least, a city covered in petals. Sigh with me! (My Modern Met)

Balcones de Oblatos, Guadalajara

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OblatosPhoto by me

Oblatos is a part of the city of Guadalajara that is not one of the safest. I worked there on a project for a couple of months and you meet kids that are like any other kid at first sight. But then you look at their eyes and listen to their stories. These are kids than grow up very fast while still wanting to be children.

Oblatos es una parte de la ciudad de Guadalajara que no es muy segura. Trabajé ahí en un proyecto y conocí muchos niños que parecen como cualquier otro niño a primera vista. Pero luego ves sus miradas y escuchas sus historias. Éstos son niños que tienen que crecer muy rápido mientras en el fondo siguen siendo solo niños.

xx

 

Querétaro, Querétaro

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Queretaro Queretaro QueretaroPhotos by me

I can’t believe how fast time goes by. Where does it go?! Anyway.. these are more photos from when I went to Queretaro about a month ago. I loved the streets in that city. Can’t wait to visit them again.

No puedo creer lo rápido que se pasa el tiempo. A dónde se va?!… Éstas son más fotos de cuando fui hace como un mes. Me encantaron las calles de Querétaro. Ya quiero regresar.

xx


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This week:

26.1So I’ve been horrible at posting lately. That’s because I keep giving myself more and more things to do, and well, I’m not super woman. But I hate not following through so I’ll always come back.

This week in the blog I reminisced about the couple of days I spent at the beach. You can see the two different posts here and here. I came back wishing I could’ve stayed longer.

In the world of the internet many things happened:

- Some idiot kid demonstrated everything that is wrong with selfies and the vanity of social media. (Dazed)
- A castle in Syria survived recent attacks and I just sigh. (ArtDaily.org)
- The British editor of Vogue has a point. (Telegraph)
- Frida is in Italy and will be traveling the world. (ArtDaily.org)
- Karl Lagerfeld is crazy. With that in mind, what he says is actually entertaining and even wise. (Refinery 29)
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