Lots of pictures!

Until I can gather my wits about me to write, here are some of my favorite photos on things down Mexico way.  These were all taken during my first year here, 2008.

Here’s a building currently being used by artisans in the town of Teuchitlan:

And a shot of the church steeples in Tizapan el Alto:

A fountain in the courtyard of a hotel in Tapalpa:

Altar boys in San Juan Cosala flashing gang signs during a Virgin procession:

A wooden carving on the main street of Chapala for the Day of the Dead [talk about your sacred and profane!]:

The most simply decorated gave in the Ajijic cemetary for the 2008 Day of the Dead:

A Nativity scene from the Chapala Arts Fair:

A rental carriage in downtown Guadalajara:

And, finally, sunset over the western end of Lake Chapala as seen from the hills in San Juan Cosala:

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About Barbara

in april of 2008, i moved from the united states to mexico. during my working days, i held lots and lots of jobs....almost all chosen because they were fun or interesting instead of how much they paid. when i started thinking about retirement (in my 40s), i realized that i would never be able to retire to a country where english was the native language. and although i had traveled to every state in the US -- and lived in lots of them -- i had never been outside the country with the exception of canada and mexico. and since you now know that i could never afford to retire in canada (even to the french-speaking area), mexico won by default.
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2 Responses to Lots of pictures!

  1. ric watson says:

    Your pictures are so bright clear and beautiful. How do you do it? I have to say that I am so impressed with the wood sculpture. Amazing!

    • Barbara says:

      ah, ric, i do it with my wonderful five year old $50US kodak easy share camera! and a little help from my internet friends at picasa.com!

      and i also take about five pictures for every one that i keep!

      glad you liked the nacimiento and am so excited that you will be here in a couple of months to see some of this stuff “live”!

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