Found this article intriguing ‘The Magic of Mexico’s City’s Underground – written by Molly McLaughlin – in the first printed edition of a magazine called Lindsay
“Lindsay is a biannual print and online magazine celebrating the importance of culture and place. It launched online in March 2017 and its first print issue was published in 2018. Founded and edited by Beth Wilkinson, Lindsay is an independent magazine created in collaboration with brilliant writers, photographers and artists from around the globe. Lindsay was founded in Melbourne, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respect to their ancestors and elders—past, present and future—and value the role of storytelling in their culture, which is amongst the oldest living cultures in the world.
Named after Beth’s grandfather (Lindsay James Stanger), a man who documented the world with his many analog cameras—a collection Beth would later inherit—this publication echoes his approach to life: with an open mind, a thirst for learning and a love for sharing stories.
Every place is more than just a location: each has its own history, identity and feeling. Inspired by the way a Joan Didion essay can help you understand the complexities of city like L.A. or the moment in a Wong Kar-wai film when you feel the mystery of an old Hong Kong alley, Lindsay hopes to transport people. With essays mixed in with film reviews, interviews next to recipes, the thread that ties each piece together is place. Throughout the publication, film photography plays a leading role as an ode to the traditional and honest. Our photography captures moments rather than images, where storytelling takes precedence over perfect composition. We pride ourselves on publishing slow and meaningful journalism and timeless stories that we believe in.”
Back to the Mexican Underground…….
Train carriages are unexpectedly intimate spaces. We brush elbows with strangers, united for a moment on our individual journeys, only to separate again as soon as our feet touch the platform. But what happens when there are five million people all making their own journeys every single day? In Mexico City, it takes a miracle. The city is known for its vast and sprawling population, but its ability to move all of those people around, is almost more impressive. In the face of substantial geographical and social challenges, every day the Systema de Transporte Collectivo, or simply el Metro, moves tourists and local residents alike, beneath one of the most chaotic cities in the world.
You can read a bit more about Beth Wilkinson here…
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