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Alan Goldhammer

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San Miguel de Allende
« on: November 25, 2010, 10:41:09 AM »

This month's Smithsonian magazine has a very nice article on Michael's home away from home.  It is also on line at:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Under-the-Spell-of-San-Miguel-de-Allende.html with a nice photo gallery as well (unfortunately I didn't see any of Michael's)

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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 12:25:41 PM »

This month's Smithsonian magazine has a very nice article on Michael's home away from home.  It is also on line at:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Under-the-Spell-of-San-Miguel-de-Allende.html with a nice photo gallery as well (unfortunately I didn't see any of Michael's)

Alan


Thanks for this interesting article...
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 03:20:47 PM »

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Thanks for this interesting article...

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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 08:42:48 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 06:41:45 PM »

Thank you Alan,
That is interesting and timely. I hope Michael shares more info and photos once he arrives. It seems like a very long drive from Canada. I remember in the 1960s/70s my dad used to go to Mexico every winter with a friend who owned a house there. They went in a Piper Chieftain. He also took his beloved Leica M4, and I looked forward to the photos on his return. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the town. I do remember a wonderful book - Michael should read while he is there. The title is Platero and I, a 1956 Nobel prize winner by Juan Ramon Jimenez. I think my favorite is The Cart, on page 61:
In the big creek, which the rains had swelled as far as the vineyard, we found an old cart stuck in the mud, lost to view under its load of grass and oranges. A ragged, dirty little girl was weeping over one wheel, trying to help the donkey, who was, alas, smaller and frailer than Platero. And the little donkey was spending himself against the wind, trying vainly at the sobbing cry of the child to pull the cart out of the mire. His efforts were futile, like the efforts of brave children, like the breath of those tired summer breezes which fall fainting among the flowers.
I patted Platero, and as well as I could I hitched him to the cart in front of the wretched little donkey. I encouraged him then with an affectionate command, and Platero, at one tug, pulled cart and beast out of the mud and up the bank.
How the little girl smiled! It was as if the evening sun, setting among the yellow-crystal rain clouds, had kindled a dawn of joy behind her dirty tears.
With tearful gladness she offered me two choice oranges, perfect, heavy, round. I took them gratefully, and I gave one to the weak little donkey, to comfort him; the other to Platero as a golden reward.
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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 11:03:34 AM »

Well, as lovely as it must be in San Miguel - the breezes, the brightness, the flowers, the clear night sky ... I have no idea how one could divorce oneself from the gorgeousness of 10 feet of fluffy snow falling within a week or so. Michael! Come to your senses! ;)

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The Trip!
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 01:31:39 PM »

Michael, glad you had a safe and mostly uneventful trip.  Road trips are great. Love these first couple of images, looking forward to more!

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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 10:52:21 AM »

Michael please post more photos from SM taken with your M9!  Haven't seen any in a long while from that camera. Thanks Eleanor

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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 11:50:28 AM »

Another great book on an expat living in Mexico is God and Mr Gomez. A wonderful account by LA columnist Jack Smith building a summer home.
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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2010, 01:30:46 PM »

Michael please post more photos from SM taken with your M9!  Haven't seen any in a long while from that camera. Thanks Eleanor

Eleanor,
I don't think you will get one. In another forum post Michael said he was planning to only take the GH2.  No M9, Sony or MF gear... 

Just one do-it-almost-all camera. To paraphrase, he said although image quality is not as good as his other options, it is good enough.  Trumped by convenience, size, weight and versatility.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49242.msg405840#msg405840

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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2010, 04:04:29 PM »

Eleanor,
I don't think you will get one. In another forum post Michael said he was planning to only take the GH2.  No M9, Sony or MF gear... 

Dave
I think he is going to have a blind auction on LuLa for the M-9!
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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 07:52:43 PM »

Ok well that answers that...no more M9 photos... His review , among others, is what sold me on that system. Eleanor

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 08:08:35 PM »

What do you mean, no more M9 photos? Nonsense.

I simply decided to bring my Panasonic GH2 system to San Miguel rather than anything else. I couldn't bring everything.

Michael
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Re: San Miguel de Allende
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 08:27:18 PM »

Hurray! Look forward to seeing more sometime! Eleanor

What do you mean, no more M9 photos? Nonsense.

I simply decided to bring my Panasonic GH2 system to San Miguel rather than anything else. I couldn't bring everything.

Michael
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