Friday, May 11, 2012

South American Getaway



never ever did I imagine guanajuato and san miguel de allende would be as beautiful as they have turned out to be. they have been visual delights. it is hard to believe that every street is cobblestone. every direction that you look...up, down, to the sides and even in between the cracks there is beauty. historical beauty. no wonder they have been declared world heritages. four days into the trip I have already taken over 300 photographs, especially of doors and windows. every building has balconies of wrought iron with potted geraniums and tiled stairways up narrow passageways. so walking around both cities is the only way to go. my daughter and i have spent hours out of the days walking every street and alley, up, down and around, trying to take it all in in the eight days we will have here.

but it is HOT! hot, hot, hot so we carry large bottles of frozen water with us to sprinkle on our faces if it gets unmaneageable.  it is so nice to re-live the south american custom of walking the streets, to see thousands of people everywhere from all walks of life, to pop in and out of little shops for icecream, bread, pharmaceuticals. 

and there is ART everywhere and lots of antiques.


tatiana & i wnet evrywhere, literally.  with a small map of the streets we navigated around the whole downtown area of san miguel visiting every art gallery available and even went to the local market called tianguis on our last tuesday. 
museo del juguete

the cathedral at dusk






tacos de ceviche en "la sirena gorda"



we'll be back, god willing.

5 comments:

Silvina {Enlunada} said...

Wonderful pictures!!! I also love taking photos to doors and windows, mainly if they are old!!!. I love thos antiques "llamadors" (I don´t know how to say it in english!)
THanks for sharing! have anice weekend!

Silvina {Enlunada} said...

Wonderful pictures!!! I also love taking photos to doors and windows, mainly if they are old!!!. I love thos antiques "llamadors" (I don´t know how to say it in english!)
THanks for sharing! have anice weekend!

Eskita said...

hola connie!! pasaba a dejarte un abrazo muy grande, estoy un poquitin alejada de mi blog, pero quiero decirles que las extraño y estan en mi corazon siempre!!! muchos besos y mucho amor desde aqui hasta alli :)

KathyB. said...

Even the fruit plate is art! So beautiful. I would spend my days there as you and your daughter did, walking, looking at everything, taking pictures, and enjoying the food and company of my daughter amidst such bright and exotic art, the art of every day lives.

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