Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato is a city of about 170,000 in central Mexico. It is situated in a narrow valley, so its streets are narrow and winding, and it has no room left for new construction. so it still has a colonial feel.

OI000365.jpgGuanajuato in the evening from a nearby hillside.

Guanajuato is home to wonderful churches and homes built centuries ago, contemporary art in colorful colonial streets, the site of an important battle for Mexican independence and calls itself the “Cervantes capital of the Americas” for its statues, museum and annual international festival dedicated to Miguel Cervantes and his classic Don Quixote de la Mancha, which is my second favorite book (#1 is Moby Dick).

OI000005.jpgOI000008.jpgOI000012.jpgOI000013.jpgOI000023.jpgOI000024.jpgOne of the many street bands that you’ll find in Guanajuato. They had some pipes. OI000102.jpg
Colors, colors, colors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the many statues of Don Quixote on the streets of Guanajuato. Don Quixote is on the right and his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, rides on his donkey next to our heroic knight-errant. If you haven’t already, read this book!

 

 

 

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