Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hummer House

Humming birds build their nests on hanging foliage, in this case a Virgina Creeper, hanging below a doorway in our freinds Niels’ and Claudia’s house in Queretéro. The inner lining was filched from a nearby stuffed toy, and it hangs … Continue reading

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Egg Bonking 2012

Once again, for a couple of days before Lent, the young folk in San Miguel go nuts smashing confetti or ash-filled colored eggs, known as cascarones, on the heads of each other and of innocent bystanders. Sitting on the low walls surrounding … Continue reading

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Cactus Fruit and Pumpkin Seeds

A regular sight on the streets of San Miguel, in this case on Relox, are the little old ladies who come in from the Campesinos to sell whatever they can harvest – from pumpkin seeds to cactus fruit, which the … Continue reading

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The Open Air Crypt of the Templo de Santa Ana

The Templo de Santa Ana, built in 1847, is unique in that of all San MIguel’s many magnificent churches, they managed to complete a wonderful and rich interior, but never got round to the outside. It sits next to the … Continue reading

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HIgh Wit Billboards

Each year General Motors puts up a series of billboards along Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise, a parade of vintage and custom vehicles that has been an annual event since 1995. These are but three of … Continue reading

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