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Making a Sculpture Awesome

Back in January we went to a local cathedral in Guadalajara. The large public square around it was filled with vendors selling food and other items. As we walked around I took a quick shot of an odd sculpture of a head on its side. Not great. I had not even caught all of the...

Hidalgo Villa

On the way to my May 25th shoot of the Chapala Malecon, I stopped and made this 5 shot handheld panorama of a grand old, now abandoned, villa on the main street into Chapala.  (Photo 1)The originals are all Lumix RAW. (My Lumix DMC- FZ1000 is still the only camera I have in Mexico until...

Morning Along the Malecón

Chapala has a walkway on the lake shore that provides a relaxing morning stroll. From the access along Hidalgo, it passes B&Bs, restaurants, and scultptures until you get to Avenue Francisco Madero. Then it continues around a corner to the little marina of fishing boats and tourist taxis that go to points on and around...

Pup Wall

This is the front wall of a house in Ajijic. I think they are dog lovers. This is made from four pictures taken with my cell phone, and there is still one more dog on the other side of the door.

Casa Luna

It is a restaurant in Tlaquepaque. But it is also a shop with expensive household decorations, furniture, and carpets and fine leather goods. On this evening in May there was a trio playing.

Mazamitla1

This Pueblo Mágico is also known as the Mexican Switzerland. It is surrounded by a pine forest in the Sierra del Tigre Mountains. Here the typical concrete, flat roof construction style gives way to wooden chalets nestled along mountain ridges,as well as large get-away homes for the wealthy in Guadalajara. The San Cristobal Parish dominates...

Colorful Ajijic

Buildings are not just painted here. For many residents, they become a canvas for art. Also, the cobblestone roads of Ajijic are so rough that when traversed by car you are usually at about walking speed! So you might as well just walk and admire all the colorful designs people add to their business buildings,...

First Sunset

After months of waiting, the keys were finally delivered. I went up to the mirador that evening, and the sunset did not disappoint! I held the camera in portrait mode and took a four shot panorama. Then a few minutes later, the sky became even more spectacular as the sun sank beneath the hill to...

Ostentatious!

Nearby the European Suites is a park within a glorietta (traffic circle). Along the outside is this house. It is even more full of statues than the hotel, and they are similar. It seems to be an over-the-top display of wealth. The house wraps around the Argentinian Steakhouse next to it, so I assume the...

European Lifestyle

It took more time than we planned to close on our new place in Lake Chapala. We stayed in four different locations in Guadalajara. The last few weeks we stayed at the European Lifestyle Executive Suites and Gallery. And they were not kidding when they said gallery! There is art and statues everywhere, including in...

Industrial verde

We had to buy a car eventually, and after 3 months in Mexico it was time. Down the very busy street and on the other side from the dealership was the subject that inspired this abstract rendering. The tine of day was just right to create the smooth curves on the smooth color, and this...

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