Eso es alcanzar lo más alto,

lo que tal vez nos dará el Cielo:

no admiraciones ni victorias

sino sencillamente ser admitidos

como parte de una Realidad innegable,

como las piedras y los árboles.

Jorge Luis Borges

Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923)

This is the best that can happen,

What heaven perhaps will grant us:

Not to be wondered at or required

To succeed

But simply to be let in

As part of an undeniable Reality,

Like stones of the road, like trees.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Apartment Photos

Here are the long anticipated photos of my new apartment in San Salvador.  I'll take you on a tour of the neighbourhood and then show you my house.

The Calle Washington where I catch the bus
Walking down the street from the bus, the blue building is a school
A little tienda

The pupuseria where I usually eat supper

This is a little licuado (blended fruit smoothy) place

Here is the pasaje leading to my house

The gate from the outside

The gate from the inside

The yard

More yard

My house!  The upper floor is mine

The pila with clothes soaking for me to wash later

My balcony

View from my balcony

Another view from my balcony, when I've had a hard day I just remember that not everyone gets mango trees and palm trees in their backyard


More kitchen


More bedroom
 Hope you enjoyed the tour!