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Delicia de la Juan Restaurant Breakfast today

This little restaurant is one street north of the D'Beatrice Comida Criolla. Passing by, at lunch yesterday, there was a line almost out the door and all the tables inside were occupied.This morning, the doors are open for breakfast. It is quiet and a cool breeze...

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Juan Voight-Artis Plastic @instagram Juan Rodriquez Artista

Just off the Colon Plaza, straight east past the Pizzerella pizza parlor, Juan shows up to work every day. He says he has been an artist since he was a little boy, teaches at the college part time, and makes his living as an artist. He works deliberate. Watercolors...

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Plaza Pellerano Castro-Poet South end of Zona Colonial

This little park is dedicated to an important poet with a simple stone inscription. Pellerano was a man who moved to the Dominican Republic from Curacao, stayed, and also raised a daughter, Luisa Castro, who was one of the most influential woman writers of Latin...

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Calle Estrellita In the neighborhood

Yes, there is trash on the too narrow to walk on sidewalks. Yes, you have to watch your step because the entire neighborhood is a work in progress. Yes, people live close together with no yards,few garages, a myriad of empty buildings waiting for bank money and...

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Feeding Pigeons Zona Colonia

Homelessness is no stranger in urban environments. Disparity, economic and otherwise, is visible in older rougher parts of cities, worldwide,where no one with money wants to live. Urban flight has created downtown areas where people who have nothing sleep on sidewalks...

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Tumbling Tumbleweed/Albuquerque-Video looking for home

From Wikepedia- " A tumbleweed is a structural part of the above-ground anatomy of a number of species of plants, a diaspore, that once it is mature and dry, detaches from its root or stem, and tumbles away in the wind...." "Tumbleweeds" is also a Roy Rodgers cowboy...

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Kaktus Brewing Company Jam – Video Glenn Kostur

The last skeleton I ran into was Freddie at an Albuquerque Starbucks, on Halloween. Before that, I shared a sidewalk bench with a man of bones in Tulum, Mexico. There were glorious skeletons painted on a wall in Cuenca, Ecuador overlooking the Rio Tomebamba. Today,...

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