In Mexico City, there are many pedal-powered vehicles, some of which carry their load in the front.
For short commutes, people can hop onto the back of a rickshaw to be towed to destination at a rather leisurely pace.
Rickshaws may be slow, but city buses hardly manage a more brisk pace. As these commuters’ faces show, if you’re sitting on the sunny side, be prepared for a slow, relentless roast.
As street protesters are busy smashing shop windows to protest against the new president and riot police is busy smashing rioters’ heads in, it is up to uniformed street cleaners, such as these walking past a police bus, to clean up the resulting mess.
Man reading the daily paper outside a newsstand, whose owner clearly does not sympathize with he new president-elect, portrayed here as a toilet bowl.
At another newsstand, saucy magazines (“69”!) and calendars for 2013 are in prominent display, but most passers-by seem to be too busy going about their daily activities to take much notice.
To paraphrase a famous quote by Mark Twain: why do we rejoice in the presence of a clown? Perhaps it is because we are not the person wearing the red nose. That is what this young lady’s expression seemed to suggest as she trudged, off-duty, down a busy sidewalk.
Photo essay taken in Decmeber, 2012. Hope you enjoyed.