The tented activity in the Mexico City town square marks accomplishment. On Wednesday there was a day devoted to launching a bus service to provide full access for persons with disability. The square became a gathering of city services. The inflatable-figures coupled with the stand-by medi-bus turned this community celebration of access into a party. Now Mexico City is used to festivals. Galleries, monuments, parks, and street names all point to the memorialization of events. Remembrance keeps the events alive.
There is embedded in progress the risk of irony. The photograph of the traditional church in the background and the access banner in the foreground captures an image of social struggle that remains unresolved in this city of celebration.
The next morning the police surrounded the square as set-up for auto racing began. The safety barriers were erected, the rails installed and the public address system tested. At sundown the cars raced around the Zocalo.
The track is clear and the streaking image captures the speed. The noise lasted for hours into the night! Engines roaring! PA announcements! Police whistles! Crowds cheering! The city was alive and well. For tonight the action is speed. Yesterday it was wheelchairs.