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Old 04-17-2014, 12:43 PM   #22501
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9:20am at work in the studio

From time to time I get a chance, through work, to not only meet some interesting people, but also earn a peso in some interesting places.
This is the atmosphere I was working in today for a recording session. The building is a real oldtimer, renovated tastefully and with very high quality, and some interesting statues to keep you company.
They say it is haunted...but I don't know, I've never worked there at night.
Going to be real interesting when I do! If those baffles on the wall could talk!



It has a certain feel to it, and some interesting people to keep you company.



I'll bet at night, you'll hear the voices...



Or a hollow echo of some heavy breathing...



The room has the same feel in color...



These were with the old Samsung pocket camera, sure wish I had brought the Nikon!
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:07 PM   #22502
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Aaaaahhhhh Mexico
Like there was any doubt!

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Old 04-17-2014, 02:26 PM   #22503
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Aaaaahhhhh Mexico
Like there was any doubt!

I like these videos, we used to watch them while waiting in the immigration office in Hermosillo. Thanks for posting
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:33 PM   #22504
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Hotel Los Arcos, Banamechi

Tom and Lynne, Thanks for finding room for me at your place during my recent visit. Stopping there was the best move I made. It set in motion a chain of events that made the trip the best ever. The chance meeting of the Cal 7 has already paid a lifetime's worth of dividends.
I'm a fan of the Don Julio 1942, the bacanora is as good if not better. I was placed in charge of security of the bottle the second day. It didn't see a third.
Tom, I regret that it never occurred to me to have you take the Tiger for a spin. Next time though.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:32 PM   #22505
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Tom and Lynne, Thanks for finding room for me at your place during my recent visit. Stopping there was the best move I made. It set in motion a chain of events that made the trip the best ever. The chance meeting of the Cal 7 has already paid a lifetime's worth of dividends.
I'm a fan of the Don Julio 1942, the bacanora is as good if not better. I was placed in charge of security of the bottle the second day. It didn't see a third.
Tom, I regret that it never occurred to me to have you take the Tiger for a spin. Next time though.
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Thanks Digger. We really enjoy meeting fellow riders/inmates. And it always amazes me how things work out. It sounds like you all had a great ride. You will have to return to get more bacanora. As for taking a ride on your Tiger - next time will work for me. I just got my Girlie back yesterday and I hope to be back in riding form soon. A ride up Son 20 to Bacanora would be good.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:05 PM   #22506
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From Our Noted Authors of Latin America Department



Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

His flamboyant and melancholy fictional works — among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," ''Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" — outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible. The epic 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude sold more than 50 million copies in more than 25 languages.

His stories made him literature's best-known practitioner of magical realism, the fictional blending of the everyday with fantastical elements such as a boy born with a pig's tail and a man trailed by a swarm of yellow butterflies.

His death was confirmed by two people close to the family who spoke on condition of anonymity out of respect for the family's privacy.

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" was "the first novel in which Latin Americans recognized themselves, that defined them, celebrated their passion, their intensity, their spirituality and superstition, their grand propensity for failure," biographer Gerald Martin told The Associated Press.

When he accepted the Nobel prize in 1982, Garcia Marquez described Latin America as a "source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of which this roving and nostalgic Colombian is but one cipher more, singled out by fortune. Poets and beggars, musicians and prophets, warriors and scoundrels, all creatures of that unbridled reality, we have had to ask but little of imagination, for our crucial problem has been a lack of conventional means to render our lives believable."

With writers including Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe, Garcia Marquez was also an early practitioner of the literary nonfiction that would become known as New Journalism. He became an elder statesman of Latin American journalism, with magisterial works of narrative non-fiction that included the "Story of A Shipwrecked Sailor," the tale of a seaman lost on a life raft for 10 days.

Other pieces profiled Venezuela's larger-than-life president, Hugo Chavez, and vividly portrayed how cocaine traffickers led by Pablo Escobar had shred the social and moral fabric of his native Colombia, kidnapping members of its elite, in "News of a Kidnapping." In 1994, Garcia Marquez founded the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism, which offers training and competitions to raise the standard of narrative and investigative journalism across Latin America.











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Old 04-17-2014, 07:39 PM   #22507
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Sad news re Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I am presently trying to read 100 years of solitude in spanish.......
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:22 AM   #22508
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Adiós Gabo , hasta siempre maestro !!! QDP
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:23 AM   #22509
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:57 AM   #22510
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Earthquake near Guerrero, felt it over here in Veracruz a few minutes ago.
Short, but a little too intense. A mover not a shaker over here.
Close to Tecpan, Guerrero it hit 7 on the scale and it was 45 secs.
Watched the water sloshing out of my pool, good indicator of the strength.

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:52 AM   #22511
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Sad news re Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A chapter in one of his books, a bota bag, and R&R in your most comfortable portable camping chair with your feet up (double bonus points because you're on a bike trip) and you have one sublime afternoon. Highly recommended

Read at least Chapter 1 in any of his classics. That'll set the hook.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:58 AM   #22512
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I don't know if motion GIFs are illegal to post in general fori here at ADV, but I think this one makes a point we all need to heed here at IS MEXICO SAFE?
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:33 AM   #22513
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Today's shaker was a 7.2, or 3.6 on the Al Roker Scale
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #22514
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Consumo lo que Veracruz produce

Eat me!

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:27 AM   #22515
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I don't know if motion GIFs are illegal to post in general fori here at ADV, but I think this one makes a point we all need to heed here at IS MEXICO SAFE?
I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! Looks like its not the safest place to be a donkey.
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