Photo diary: day trip to Guanajuato

February 10, 2015

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Someone I know had dismissed San Miguel de Allende as “Gringo Gulch” but praised the next town over, Guanajuato, as “the most beautiful place in Mexico.” I don’t know about that, but it is a very different environment — absolutely not thronged with gringos, lots of tourists but from all over Mexico. A much more local experience.

Mercado Hidalgo

Mercado Hidalgo

The houses are often painted in bright colors, a wider palette even than in SMDA.

2-3 colorful cruddy crumble
It was overcast when we arrived, so a little subdued.

2-3 u of guanajuato2-3 teatro juarez2-3 quiet plaza
Later, the sun came out and we got the rainbow spectrum.

2-3 guanajuato from above
Meanwhile, we took in a lot of art — the Diego Rivera Museum (in the house where he lived with Frida Kahlo)…

2-3 diego and frida marital bed2-3 diego drawing frida nude2-3 diego looks askance at church lady

and the Museum of Contemporary Art, small but packed with some good stuff.

2-3 museum of contempoary art guanajuato2-3 classic velasco figure2-3 velasco bronze Arrullando al Mar

"Electro Encephalo Sax V" by Jazzamoart

“Electro Encephalo Sax V” by Jazzamoart

"Untitled," pencil drawing by Eiki Ito

“Untitled,” pencil drawing by Eiki Ito

small painting by my favorite artist on display, Javier Hernandez, aka Capelo

small painting by my favorite artist on display, Javier Hernandez, aka Capelo

lunch at a very local place

lunch at a very local place

2-3 blue wall red bourgainvillea

 

 

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