The Festival de las Letras Vivas book fair will have a general theme of Day of the Dead, since it will be dedicated to writers who have already passed away, however, their legacy, through the books they wrote, is more alive than ever.
Said the blurb
But c'mon, Who doesn't enjoy books? Who is the Philistine amongst us? Who is the one not wanting to enhance themselves by reading a good book?
The last thing one would expect to find in a book fair in Central America, the secret life of adolf hitler and other assorted strange stuff.
It sure was an eclectic mix of
classical writing , crap.
Add a few pop LP's to the mix, and my wallet stayed in my pocket.
" Mum. mum, MUM!, what's an LP?"
"Go and ask your father he is doing nothing I am busy"
"Dad, dad, DAD! what's an LP?"
"Quiet son please, go and ask your mother, i am just listening to some pop tunes on vinyl"
Barrio Chino, never did I expect to find somewhere like this here in CDMX, it is only a small area near to the main square and houses around 3,000 folk of Chinese heritage.
As well as a popular touristic area, it is also a living working area for many.
tourist tat, authentic Chinese giftware, and many eateries to pop into
Let's be honest who doesn't enjoy the pleasure of the occasional ad hoc Wang Wang
As the sun sets, and night approaches, 'tis time to leave, as an early start awaits me in the morning
The Mexican Marigold, the traditional flower associated with life and death whose scent guides the dead and is given as an offering during the Day of the Dead......I think I am not far off?
There was a lot of street entertainment going on, you know the script, jugglers, fire eaters, some fucking idiot trying to play the mouth organ.
Then and then, oh boy I was mesmerised for a short while I wanted to go nowhere.
I wonder if they will release an LP.