Friday, March 12, 2010

Guanajuato cont.

More annotated pictures from this lovely town:

Callejon de Beso- the narrowest of narrow allies where there was a Romeo and Juliet type story- poor boy, rich girl banned to be together but would kiss on balconies that were so close to each other.


The balconies- they really are close together:


M with musicians-


A callejoneada- music group plays and walks in street and spectators follow.


They start the show in front of steps of theater..


and after the walk- they will end up in a bar.


The university




House of Diego Rivera- houses some of his works- too bad the shop was closed..


And the mummy museum- kinda creepy, kinda cool


There are lots of minerals in the ground so bodies are preserved with skin and everything..


View of city from the other side, on top of a mine.


Bye bye Guanajuato! Until next time, your colors will be missed.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Guanajuato

So we've been slacking a bit as we've (temporarily) abandoned the backpacks to become more domesticated. But we have been having some adventures in Mexico- so here we are with some annotated photos of Guanajuato- a historic town brimming with activity, good student vibe and lots to see and do. Definitely recommended.

Welcome to cute historic colonial city- Guanajuato


Cathedral- duh...


Jardin de la Union- all the trees are connected- really cool...


like this. And there are lots of cafes/restaurants/hotels all around.


mmm...tortilla soup


Teatro Juarez- really ornate and awesome inside- and they still have shows here!


One of many Don Quijotes at the Don Quijote Museum


Another church and M with an all natural totally delicious popsicle.


cute cafe on bridge, sadly we didn't have time to check it out


El Pipila- guy that started war of independence


the city from above-




more to come...