Birthday number 69. Teatro Peon Contreras for the Orquesta Sinfónica de Yucatán (OSY), a sweet Schumann and powerful Tchaikovsky crescendoes to remind me all concerts come to an end. My dear friend, Priscila, accompanied me in spite of her punishing training schedule for the 2016 Merida Triathlon (she did well). We dropped the celebratory dinner out for pizza at home so she could make her pre-dawn training.
After the not-quite catastrophic but debilitating surgeries in November in Miami; even walking a few blocks to the theater & climbing stairs to our box provoked angina. But music & friendship were far more important.
The weekly theme at 52 Frames was meant to introduce oneself in a group from many countries & cultures.
Here are my submission (the carriages of Merida’s El Centro – $300mxn for 4 persons), and my 2 alternates: the funky statue, “Maternidad” and the façade of the Montejo Mansion on the central square. The Montejo Conquistadores enslaved the Maya, destroyed their temples to build their mansion, the cathedral and much of El Centro. They are the statues standing on the heads of the Maya.