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Volcán de Colima

A trip to get a good view of this 3,820 meter (12,533 feet) high active volcano involves a lot of what I would call “back roads.” It gets its name from the largest nearby town of Colima. Traveling north from there, you can take an interesting side trip to what is now a museum dedicated...

5D Moment

After visiting the Guachimontones site, we drove back through Teuchitlán. We passed two huge murals on buildings. This one inspired me to transform one person’s art into my own photographic art, with additional meaning. I had to take two shots, even at 24mm, to get the entire scene. Then I straightened them up some and...

Expiatorio

We stayed at an AirB&B near this church in Guadalajara for about 10 days. The original Hacienda was converted to 4 apartments. One day I walked over and spent 30 minutes or so taking photos inside and out this huge building. Here are a few of them. The first one, with the sun behind the...

La Plaza Machado

This is the heart of Old Mazatlan. On our last night we arrived as the crowd was gathering. The Plaza has many pieces of art and tonight there was some great live music at several of the restaurant/pubs. And as we left, there was one more music group, playing old Beatles tunes. All just street...

Mesillas

South of Concordia a few kilometers is the even smaller town of Mesillas. Most of the shops here sell extremely high quality furniture made of Parota or Cedar. Often it is finished with a gloss black laquer. We bought several pieces of Parota with a brown stain here, and had a bit of an adventure...

Concordia

About 45 minutes drive inland from Mazatlan is a small town famous for its furniture, especially its style of rocking chair. We found locals quietly talking in and around the central square. Of course there is a large highly decorative church adjacent. Well swept streets were hot, even on this day in early February! On...

Dinner in Tlaquepaque

After a quick trip to the Lake Chapala area we stopped in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village, which is part of the greater metropolitan area of Guadalajara. This evening we ate at Real San Pedro, where you can order everything from chicken to wild boar, and then we walked along the streets of shops...

Faro de Mazatlán

A lighthouse sits on a small mountain at the south end of the Peninsula that holds most of Mazatlan. It has been improved in recent years for the steep part of the climb with 366 steps – no two the same! Views expand into the distance as you climb to the lighthouse. Behind it is...

Amazing Mazatlan

Another Mexican city where you can find new adventures for weeks at a time. The old town area at the end of the Malecón feels like your in some ancient Mediterranean village. This image was taken from the window in the bar at the Hotel Freeman.

Señora de Guadalupe

This one block from the Palacio Federal Guadalajara where I had some business to conduct. All I had with me was my cell phone, but took a couple pics of this beautiful building.

Ajijic Sunrise

One of the purposes of touring Mexico this time was to buy some property. Lake Chapala has a lot going for it. 45 minutes from an International Airport, fantastic weather, great restaurants, many recreational opportunities, and a large ex-patriot population. We stayed at this B&B for a week. A took the spiral stair up to...

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