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Tidewater Review one another’s lives” is the publisher’s summation. Agreed. I read it twice to savor the skill of this well-crafted story. For a relaxing vacation without budging from the recliner, sign up for a trip to Mexico. Mexico City: Out and Around by Karen and Kenneth Basile. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 192 pp. Available on Former St. Michaels residents, now living in Nanticoke, MD, Karen and Ken Basile have showcased their skills in a fabulously beautiful book of photographs of our South

of the Border neighbors with “postcards” from their 25 years of visiting and working in Mexico City. Exploding color on every page illustrates the vitality and warmth of this city of 20 million people. A short text introduces each of a dozen chapters of specific urban areas – parks, historic districts, colonial neighborhoods, museums, markets, gardens, architecture, fiestas, festivals and endless religious celebrations in the center of a country that’s 90 percent Catholic. It’s an ambitious project that celebrates the gamut from preColumbian to modern cultures. Ken Basile has compiled a treasure trove of striking visual pleasure, a testament to his forty-plus years

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