|Herodoto flat- Mexico City 1968|
I wrote here how while In Buenos Aires I found myself falling in love all over again with Rosemary while reading the passionate love poems of Alfonsina Storni.
Today Sunday, January 9, 2022 I was almost listless all day after reading my Sunday NY Times with my solitary breakfast in bed (but not so solitary with Niña and Niño giving me warm company). I have been told that to keep sane I must invent projects to keep me busy. Spring is a long time from now so the garden will wait as I wait for finding a sense of purpose.
But I have found a fine distraction that while making me miss Rosemary more, I know that putting an order to my early 1967 onward b+w and some colour negatives of our life together in Mexico, has given me an occasional smile. Particulary as I feast on Rosemary’s fine legs and sweet and peaceful face.
The pram in the photographs was made of dark blue lacquered wood in England. Before Alexandra was born, when we were living in a very narrow flat on Estrasburgo in the yet to be popular Zona Rosa, my mother said, “You will need an English pram.” Then looking into the English Language Mexico City daily she said, “Here is one.” And that was it.
Because Alexandra was born in 1968 during the Mexico Olympic Games, Rosemary called Alexandra “our Olympic Baby.” In one of the photographs here she poses by the University of Mexico Stadium.
Because film was expensive, photographers like me tended to finish rolls even if the contents were varied. In the contact sheet shown here of 36 exposures of Kodak Tri-X I always smile with satisfaction at seeing how one exposure might sit right next to another and it will make sense or not!
|Olympic Stadium at the University of Mexico|
|Paseo de la Reforma by the US Embassy 1968|
|Museum of Anthropology|
|Paseo de la Reforma - note El Ángelde la Independencia in the background|
|These four exposures are in order from first to last.|