This is our special needs pitbull, Kenya. She is fiercely protective of us and completely dependent on us for mobility. Her left leg had to be amputated 4 years ago due to damage from neglect in her first few months of life. The right leg was so badly broken that it had to be fused. She refuses to use the mobility wheels we had specially made. If you could see the contraption you would understand why! She’s stubborn, likes to sleep late (like me), loves the sand and surf, and is a major joy in our lives.
The past year or so has seen me extremely busy finalizing the move to Mérida, Yucatán. We left the United States on October 21st and drove for five days through central Mexico to reach our home in Mérida.
The past two months have been devoted to settling in to our new country and home and there has been little time for photographic pursuits. I hope that changes and that I can, once again, find interesting images to share.
The historic center of Mérida is full of old colonial and colonial style homes, many of which have been reclaimed and renovated by American, Canadian, and European expats. It is not unusual to see a beautifully renovated home next door to an abandoned ruin. Entire families of Yucatecans live in many of these homes, from grandmother to grandchildren. Mérida is a vibrant city of about a million people, with excellent healthcare, great food, and kind people. It is a dream come true to live in such an amazing city.
The Chrysler Museum is undergoing a major renovation and the entire entrance is surrounded by chain link fence covered with images of art from their collection printed on some sort of sheer fabric. Here is a sample. Do you recognize any of the paintings?