BOUNDARIES


Mazatlán, México. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)

Derrida said: “there is nothing outside the text”. In human landscapes, there is nothing outside the boundaries.

Human Territories are delineated by boundaries, with the aim of limiting the rational space: exterior/interior.  These limits are artificial in the example of the Mexico-USA border, where a fence on the Sonora Desert  separates two national territories; or natural in the case of the Pacific Ocean marking the limit of Mazatlan, Mexico. I propose a third example with a third picture of the Rio Hondo: This river marks the division of two national states. On the right side: México; on the left side: Belize. A given geography is not only a passive surface but also a symbolic landscape. It could be said that a symbolic landscape is the rationalization of a territory.

Sonoran Desert. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)
Rio Hondo, Mexico-Belize border. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)
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