lunes, 22 de abril de 2013
Buddha Goes to the Beach
Along the malecón of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, lie a range of sand sculptures, onsite lighting making them even the more striking at night. I find this sculpture itself out of place in Puerto Vallarta, a highly commercialised, tourist town, hinted at in the lit up buildings in the background. The malecón is not designed to be a peaceful walk at night alongside the incredibly detailed sculptures and statues. Even more so than in less touristic places it springs to life at night, with a seemingly endless trail of food venders, toy and trinket sellers, and performers.
There is too much peace in the sculpture to fit. It's also not very Mexican. But I think the sculpture, standing taller than I, deserves my forgiveness this time. I wish I could keep so composed facing the constant threat of being washed away. Maybe if I stretch my ears and grow some bonsai trees it will help. I think I'll do that.