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Juan Voight-Artis Plastic @instagram Juan Rodriquez Artista

Juan Voight-Artis Plastic @instagram Juan Rodriquez Artista

Just off 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 just behind his little outdoor work space, and makes his living as a full time...

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Plaza Pellerano Castro-Poet South end of Zona Colonial

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

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

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...

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Tumbling Tumbleweed/Albuquerque-Video looking for home

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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Out with the Old/In with the New At the " River of Lights "

Out with the Old/In with the New At the " River of Lights "

Part of the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens " River of Lights "  package, for $110.00 per couple, is cleansing souls. After the train ride, those who participate, write bad memories from the past year on a piece of paper, fold the paper, and toss it into the fire....

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Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

Starbucks in my city are ubiquitous. For a couple of bucks for fresh coffee I can mingle with tech savvy people who lean towards globalism, free healthcare for all, living wage checks from Uncle Sam, electric cars.  This morning, in my local Starbucks parking...

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