austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

Take me to the fair

For the second Sunday in a row I didn't have a Reading the Comics post on my mathematics blog. Not that I didn't publish stuff there, just that it wasn't comics on Sunday for a change. What was there instead?

No story comic summary today. Between Pinburgh, pinball events, and the family emergency I didn't have time to write. Also work needed me to do stuff too, and during working hours, the rotters. So back to Mexico City pictures. I had told you I took fewer pictures of the Cuicuilco Pyramid when I returned there with bunny_hugger, didn't I? Let me wrap the day up.

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Aloe vera(?) plant that's become the victim of graffiti, with mostly names carved into the leaves.


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More vandalized plants. The plants seem to be carrying on despite the battery but I'm still startled anyone would choose to hurt the plans like this.


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Here, just some wonderful-looking flowers with great shapes and play of colors.


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One more defaced cactus, which at least then hadn't attracted other graffiti.


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Looking off the nature trail into a nice grassy scene, with of course corporate-looking buildings in the far background because we were still solidly in the city.


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Pretty sure I remember this tree from any time Walt Kelly's Pogo had a wide panel, maybe for a Sunday strip.


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And ... oh, what's this here?


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Why, it's a black cat sticking its tongue out at us! That's friendly.


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We went back to that shopping mall and roamed around a little more. Nothing very much but here's a picture of that cramped bookstore, which also had (you can see on the right) a cafe. Up front has to have been the table of English-language books.


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And returning from the mall and eventually dinner we got this picture of the highway as cars went into warp speed.


Trivia: In 1965 Otis Elevator bought Reflectone, a company which made electronics for military training equipment, from the Universal Match Company of Stamford, Connecticut. Source: Otis: Giving Rise to the Modern City, Jason Goodwin.

Currently Reading: Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919, Mike Wallace.

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