Category Archives: San Miguel de Allende

Sunny Mexico

Still the rainy season in San Miguel, afternoon downpours are a regular event. This one dumped just over two inches of rain in about half an hour. Most roofs here drain into the street via Canales, which are the stone … Continue reading

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Dusk on Relox

Now closed off as a pedestrian street, this view of Relox, taken from just below the Jardin, is part of our regular walk home from eating out.

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Elote

Elote, or grilled corn, is a universal street favorite in Mexico. This stand in the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende.

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Mineral de Pozos

An hour’s journey out of San Miguel is the historic mining town of Pozos. It was here that indigenous people originally discovered both Silver and Gold in a rift in the desert, afterward exploited by both the Spanish, and later, … Continue reading

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Pig Parts

A pig being cut up for our local carnitas store at the top of Insurgentes. It will now be wasned, cut up into smaller pieces, be brined, and then be deep fried in a giant kettle to prepare the delicious … Continue reading

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Plastic Babies

There are constant social service demonstrations in Mexico. In this instance training for prevention of choking in infants. These parents may not find it so easy to balance a real six-month-old made of baby, not plastic, on their hands, while … Continue reading

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A Typical Sight

A typical sight in San Miguel, particularly on Relox, which runs down from the Jardin, the main square.

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Plaza de la Luz

A typical scene in the Plaza de la Luz, also known as the Plaza de la Soledad, at the top of Insurgentes here in San Miguel. We often spend a while here in the early evening watching the world go … Continue reading

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The Long and the Short and the Tall

Two Mojigangas, giant papier maché puppets, overtake another of our regulars on their way to the Jardin, our main square, to entertain the Saturday evening visitors.

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Seen at the end of our street, in the little square at the top of Insurgentes.

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