Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bus Trips to Guadalajara - Guanajuato

Mike getting ready to drop the anchor

Sunset at La Cruz after anchoring

Our walking tour through historical center of Guadajalara

Plenty of churches for Judy to visit

Wishful thinking in Guanajuato courtyard

Enjoying a margarita at the
theater cafe - Guadalajara
After taking our pic, the waiter says, what about me?

View from the cafe

The Inquisition Museum - seriously creepy

Incredible Baroque church in Guanajuato,
with a view of the mountains where they do the silver mining,
Guanajuato's claim to fame and reason for its richness

Seriously Baroque exterior and interior

Judy translating the tour guide's stories for the non-Spanish speakers
Old silver mine with flying buttress that looks like an elephant
(hey, that's what the tour guide told us)

During our Guanajuato tour, we stopped at a silver and
ceramic shop - this guy was fast at the wheel; also stopped
 at a Dulceria - a store filled with Mexican sweet treats

Hand crafted metal - chess sets, trains, you name it

The original name of Guanajuato
which means "hill that
looks like a frog"
(again, the tour guide's story, not mine)

We climbed down into Bocamina San Ramon silver mine -
I overcame my claustrophobia by holding my breath,
familiarizing with surroundings and knowing my point of egress

At the San Ramon
Silver Mine 
A view of the windy streets of old Guanajuato

El Pilipa, nickname of Guanajuato's hero, huge
sculpture overlooking the city

Good thing I'm not a shopper - that old Kodak sign is
probably worth something

The Don Quixote Museum - wow!

Check the double imagery on this Orozco painting -
Don Quixote Museum, Guanajuato

Theater at dusk -  Guanajuato- we did a carriage ride that night,
see the horse drawn carriage behind me
1610-built St Francis Hotel where we stayed
in Guadalajara in the center of the action

our horse-drawn carriage driver in Guadalajara -  great fun!
His horse was named El Grillo = "Cricket"

Cool theater in Guanajuato

we bought the sink - below the sun

Tequila shop - Tlaquepaque

Check out the full moon above the
"Half Moon Inn"
we stayed in at Tlaquepaque

Garden-side dining at Paco's sharing the
local specialty drink - shot of tequila with
fruit juices. Yumm!

1 comment:

  1. That looks great when do you head north to the sea or have you already
    John & Cyn