|Mexico City 1992
||[Dec. 23rd, 2007|10:39 pm]
This is an edited video taken in Mexico City in 1992 on the way to New York City. Mexico City is an historical city but also at the time one of the most polluted cities in the world - which may be evident in some of the dialogue. Brief scenes of NYC at the end.
This is the remaining footage from Mexico (1992) on my way to New York City to attend tuition in New York City in relation to software I had been using for several years. I was handed a two hour video on a Friday evening in 1990 and spent two years implementing consolidation software for Reader's Digest after a "man from America" appeared in Sydney dumped the software in my lap and I was told "get on with it". Most of this video is from Mexico City (very very polluted) and the tour guide is Ivan who settled in Mexico after several years in Australia.
I have further scenes from NYC including the Empire State Building, the then newly refurbished Grand Central Station, Radio City Music Hall and the Pam Am building (which I'm sure isn't called that any longer). There's also scenes of ice skating outside the Rockerfeller Center and the statue of Atlas. I did visit the Twin Towers but didn't photograph much in New York City due to my freezing fingers.
Mostly I remember steam, steam and more steam !
Perhaps lost in the dialogue is a remark from Ivan "if you can see (the mountain) it means you can breathe" (or something equivalent).
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