Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: Walls speak volumes about life and death and the politics in between

As usual, the abundance of street art photos snapped in Oaxaca this year required more than one post. The creators spare no punches in their commentaries about life or current affairs.

 

Postcard from Guanajuato, Mexico: The illusive vermillion flycatcher and random roundup

He was handsome. And he knew it. Most mornings I would find him sitting on a limb outside our window as though to greet me. But he was a tease and would flitter off to a high bamboo pole on the far side of the yard the second a lens was pointed his direction.

This is the final delivery of postcards from our fall sojourn in colorful Guanajuato.

Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: ‘I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.’

Artistic philosophers tend to view the walls of Oaxaca as open invitations for expressing their political views or reflections on the cycles of life, so walks are never dull.

As my street art file is overflowing, thought it was time to share a first installment.

The one positive outcome of POTUS’ proposed wall is that the southern side immediately would be transformed into the world’s longest linear art gallery. Not sure el presidente would appreciate being the focal point of the biting political satire that would be directed his way.