Urban Transportation by Alejandro Cartagena in Monterrey, Mexico

The images selected for the post present trucks and cars that somewhat show the daily life of this northern city. They relate to Monterrey because of the things carried in and on them and that it is a big city with diversity in its peoples, customs and social classes.

Name:Alejandro Cartagena

Place you live: Monterrey, Mexico

Place your photos were taken: Highway 85 south bound in Monterrey, Mexico

Can you sum up Monterrey? Monterrey is a beautiful city built between mountains and a dried up river. It has been the industrial capital of Mexico but has lately been subject to an uncontrollable wave of violence. We love carne asada and beer.

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: The city as a human cultural construct.

A perfect day in Monterrey? Big clouds, 30 Celcius, backyard carne asada and family.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go downtown to the Macro-Plaza, visit the Museums, go to the Obispado Observatory, visit the Chipinque and Huasteca natural parks, visit the Parque Fundidora and eat tacos de barbacoa, arrachera and cabrito.

A perfect meal? A kilo of barbecued Arrachera with guacamole and flour or corn tortillas with lots of lemons and salsa.

What is the best thing about your spot? I am immersed in a city thats alive with culture and urban activities and the closeness to the US border (2hr drive)

What is the worst? The drug violence.

A little known fact about where you live? That our natural parks are amazing places.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Too many.

Who are your three favorite photographers? Too many.