Saturday 19 October 2019

Mexican photo

Mexican photo

One of our favourite places to eat in Alicante (and there are several) is Las Cantina, a Mexican restaurant with lovely staff, great food and a wonderful colourful interior plus great music :)

We went this time around quite early (as far as the Spanish were concerned) for lunch and the place was quite quiet allowing me to look around and take a few photos of the decor for FB - as you do :)
Among the posters and photos on the walls was this interesting Mexican Revolution image:
The image shows a soldier (probably a Federal conscript) and his woman having a tender moment whilst waiting beside a rail-line.
The reason I think he is a Federal and NOT one of the other factions is due to him and guy behind both wearing dark (probably blue) kepi. This type of headgear is irrevocably linked to the French and Maxamillion era of Mexican history and treated with contempt and hatred by anti-government, more liberal forces.

The photo was taken by renown Mexican photographer Agustin Casasola 1874 - 1928

Now as it happened I was familiar with his work as I own a collection of his images, so was able to have a chat with the Mexican owner about his photos and the revolution be it in a mix of my poor Spanish and his poor English :)


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