Monthly Archives: March 2015

Viernes de Dolores on Mesones

Here in Mexico, Holy Week, Semana Santa, begins on the last Friday of Lent with Viernes de Dolores, the Friday of Sorrows, referring to the seven sorrows of Mary. In the evening, many roads are closed and wonderful shrines appear, … Continue reading

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Viernes de Dolores on Relox

In addition to the grander examples of Viernes de Dolores shrines, many homeowners create simpler offerings in the entrances to their houses or in their street windows as here, outside the door of our friend Marina on Relox. The large … Continue reading

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Zapata On Our Doorstep

The great thing about living in the center of a town like San Miguel, is you don’t have to go far for entertainment. This evening, as I often do, I opened our front door to spend a while talking to … Continue reading

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Banda Nueva Ilusion

These gentlemen, the Banda Nueva Ilusion, are real enough, and are making up in enthusiasm for what they lack in musical expertise. They have been blasting away in the forecourt to the Templo del Oratorio all day to the delight … Continue reading

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Bouncy Pencil Thingies

The current toy of choice for the kids who play in front of the Parroquia are these bouncy pencil thingies. When held vertically and bounced hard on the ground they shoot up thirty or forty feet and then float all … Continue reading

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San Miguel Revelado

Currently at the Bellas Artes, this exhibit, San Miguel Revelado (San Miguel Revealed) by photographer George Krause is a series of life-size nude photographs of San Miguel residents of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The photographs are cleverly exhibited close … Continue reading

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Comida

Traditionally in Mexico, the main meal, Comida, happens in the early afternoon. Hundreds of these colorful tiny storefronts, like this small restaurant on the Calzada a la Estacion, do not hesitate to use color and great hand-painted graphics to grab … Continue reading

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Watch Where You Tread

In San Miguel, with its ridiculously narrow sidewalks, irregular surfaces, cobblestones, and missing access covers, you can’t walk and look at the same time – you need to keep your focus clearly on the ground. However, this can be an … Continue reading

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