Sunday, February 03, 2008

This photo is a visual example of the 'American' lifestyle that so many migrants choose to lead once returning to Mexico. While driving toward Morelia I saw this patio set for sale at the end of a long driveway. It was near the road and caught my attention because nothing else was around for miles, and the bright colored flags lining the rim of the tent were swaying heavily in the wind. I pulled over to get a closer look. It was an older looking glider and small table for sale. It struck as another example of the way migrant workers bring back with them not only their own culture, but pieces of American culture as well.
The older, more traditional style of architecture of Mexican homes don't have porches or a patio in the back for the patio glider.