Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Excuse Me Chicken Shop

The real name is the Polleria Zaragoza, but it is known locally as the Polleria Con Permisso, which, roughly translated, means the “Excuse Me Chicken Shop”. Just to add to the confusion, it sells mainly vegetables and fruit. At about … Continue reading

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Nuestro Señora de la Salud

The Templo de Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Church of Our Lady of Health), San Miguel de Allende, dates to the 18th century and was designed by Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro. This church was formerly the chapel of the … Continue reading

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Pop-Up Protest

Throughout Mexico, shrines to the massacred Guerrero students continue to appear, some permanent or some as pop-up vigils as here in front of the Templo de Nuestro Señora de la Salud, San Miguel de Allende. Despite the disregard for law … Continue reading

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Not Sure What They Are, But They Taste Great

We think these rather interesting fruit are Maguey, which is the fruit from the Agave, the big spikey-leaved plant from which tequila and mescal are also made. We bought a couple, and when split they have a very large shiny … Continue reading

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Las Monjas From the Bellas Artes

The upper gallery of the newly restored Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes building in San Miguel de Allende gives a splendid view of the dome of the church of the Convent of La Concepción, known locally as Las Monjas, literally, … Continue reading

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Not New York

Back in New York we behave ourselves and like true minimalists stick to white on white on white. In Mexico we let rip and chuck a bit of color about. Here our front mini-patio is being repainted in blue against … Continue reading

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Fiesta de la Candelaria

In Norte America the Second of February is Groundhog Day, in Mexico, El Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas. Catholics celebrate this day as the Feast of the Purification, or as the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, when Jesus … Continue reading

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More Mojigangas

Another Mojiganga, as these twenty foot tall papier maché puppets are called, the operator inside often given away by a large pair of workboots appearing beneath the delicate skirt. Skeleton images, in all forms known as calacas, are generally depicted … Continue reading

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