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Outside of Puebla - The Built Environment

 

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

Overrun with Americans and Europeans, but cute and with a really unique church, the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcngel. 

   
Guanajuato, Guanajuato

The city of Guanajuato, a historically wealthy silver mining center.  has some great architecture. We don't have any pictures of it here, but we do have one of a statue of "El Pipla", a monument overlooking the city (which is built in a narrow valley). El Ppila was a miner who braved bullets and torched the building that the Spainish loyalists were holed up in during an early battle of the Mexican War of Independence, leading to the rebels first major victory.

 
Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes

Along with the Parroquia in Guanajuato and the church in Tonantzintla, this is a building on the list of churches that are unlike any other we saw in Mexico. I'm not sure that it's spectacular, but the puffy dome on the center spire was the most Russian-looking thing we saw in Mexico. And it's often hard to avoid telephone lines in pictures in Mexico.

Zacatecas, Zacatecas

The Museo Rafael Coronel. It's in a ex-monastery, A lot of which is crumbling away and overgrown. But the overgrowth is with a very interestingly assortment of plants.

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

The Iglesia de Santo Domingo is cool. Not at cool as the ethno-botanic gardens next-door to it, but cool nonetheless. But you can buy treats in the plaza in front of the church, which you can't in the gardens.

A view of the stonework outside of the Basilica de la Soledad.
Unfortunately, we don't have too many pictures of commerical life, but this picture shows a nice set of food stands in Oaxaca.
Mitla, Oaxaca

While Mitla is primarily known for it's archaeological site, it also has a nice little church and the best barrel cactus fence that we've seen.

   
Mexico City, DF

 

Huge metropolis, with any number of remarkable sites, but few more remarkable than the enormous fake flower shop we found downtown. And the green VW Beetle taxis are everywhere.
Sundown in the central plaza.

 

 


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