ON THE ROAD TO GUANAJUATO -PART TWO
Above and below-the hotel we stayed at Meson de las Poetas -the house of the poets. The below shot shows how- like many buildings, it is cut into the rock.
Below-Another little plaza with cafes.
Above-Our favourite eating place on Truco Street.Good food. Good wine. Good prices. A few doors down on same street is this sign. The dates coincide with the brief reign of Maximillian- the Hapsburg Emperor placed on the Mexican throne by the French. A sad episode in Mexican history too long to go into here.
Below –The Teatro Juarez with the Greek Muses standing atop.
For a glimpse inside this Belle Epoque masterpiece see a video here.
Below-Around the Jardin are many elegant restaurants.
Above the students of the University entertain at night on the streets in Quixotic costumery. Below a statue of the man himself outside the Museum dedicated to Cervantes.
Below the man who started the festival in 1972 –Enrique Espinosa who was a professor at the University.
Below-Many art galleries and this one featured work by the owner of animals and insects made out of tree bark, leaves, branches and twigs. Here with one of her Dragons is a Daenerys Targaryen stand in.
Below-This photo taken some twenty years ago during our first brief visit of the Callejon de Beso–The Kissing Alley.
Below we bought some of this ceramic ware by Lopez.
Below-Most of Mexico’s poulation is under twenty years of age and at 1pm in the afternoon the streets are crowded with them coming out of school.