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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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