Station / Estación # 18: Escuadron 201

Esta estación se nombra por el escuadrón 201 de la fuerza aérea mexicana que participó en la segunda guerra mudial por el lado aliado.

Los dias Sábado y Domingo muchas de las calles alrededor de la estación se convierten en un gran tianguis.

La abundancia de colores brillantes por todo el mercado es excepcional.  Desde máscaras de lucha libre a escobas de varios colores, zapatos y playeras brillantes, marcadores gigantes y cartas de colección hasta pollitos recién nacidos con plumas teñidas.  Es todo un torrente caleidoscópico de color.

Dentro de todo eso también saque foto de una canasta llena de chapulines, una cigarrera bien chida y unas banderillas en etapa de freír y por supuesto la casi obligatoria colección de arte callejero.

Disfrute!

This station is named after the Mexican Airforce ‘Escuadrón 201‘ that participated in World War II on the side of the allies.

On Saturdays and Sundays many of the streets around the station host a vast open air market known as ‘Tianguis‘.

The abundance of vibrant colours through the market is remarkable.  From lucha libre masks to multi-coloured brooms, bright shoes and t-shirts, giant coloured markers and collecting cards right up to newly-hatched chicks with brightly-dyed fluff.  It’s a kaleidoscopic swirl of colour.

In amongst all that I also snapped a basket full of ‘chapulines‘ (edible grasshoppers), a nifty cigarette holder and some battered savs (pluto pups, dagwood dogs, what Americans apparently call a corn dog) frying away and of course the almost mandatory collection of street art.

Enjoy!

 

One thought on “Station / Estación # 18: Escuadron 201

  1. Really enjoyed the photos here and this station certaily has lots of colourful contributions in the way of street art and the poor little chickens dyed different colours. The cigarette lighter was interesting! Brilliant photo essay Pete! Look forward to more!

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