Letter from Zacatecas

This piece appeared in the February issue of Art Monthly: Opened in 1979, the Swiss-made funicular gliding above the silver-mining city of Zacatecas in North-Central Mexico, was the first of its kind in the country. The short ride on the recently refurbished cable car took me up to Cerro de la Bufa – the shapely hill named after a pig’s bladder (bufa) – past or rather over a sea of whitewashed and bright-coloured houses staggered on the slopes of a narrow valley that contains the city centre. Zacatecas owed much of its prosperity to El Edén, the silver and gold … Continue reading Letter from Zacatecas