Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Around town in Guadalajara

The center of Guadalajara is small enough to be walkable, yet large enough not feel like we are making grooves in the same streets, a good mixture of open spaces, public buildings, commercial establishments, and pedestrian streets.  

One of the tourist things to do in Guadalajara is a day trip to Tequila.  Neither of us could warm to the idea, so we took the metro to Zapopan and walked back to the center.

We loved everything about Guadalajara.  What a nice city for living!  No wonder (I couldn't remember where I read) the area has the largest concentration of North Americans outside the US and Canada.



First some photos in the neighborhoods around our Airbnb.

Taking on liquids and having a rest at La Cafeteria, a peronal favorite of our landlady. Hello from La Cafeteria - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

This stand at the Parque Expiatorio weekend night market serves veggie tacos. Street Food - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

The neighborhood church; Templo Expiatorio. Templo Expiatorio - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Sunday night there was a rock band at Parque Expiatorio. Plaza Expiatorio - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

The modern Zapopan Centro MiTren Station is just steps from the center of the city. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Across the street from the station, the Arco is under renovation. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

That's me! On the walk north to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

And me again posing with the city sign. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

The Basicical; a pilgrimage destination. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

For the Basilica, as with most buildings in Mexico, there is a mandatory temperature check and splash of disenfecting hand wash, not to mention cubrebocas (face mask) required. Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

From Zapolan, we headed southwest to Bosque Los Colomos park and its highlight the Japanese Garden. Bosque Los Colomos - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Then through Los Arcos de Aguas and back home. Los Arcos  - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

A streamline corner building on our block. Streamline Corner Building - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

And more pics from around town.

Near the main plaza. Liverpool Building - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Mariachi Square Mariachi Square - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Mercado San Juan de Dios Mercado San Juan de Dios - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Wedding Photo Shoot - Looking toward the Cathedral. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Inside the Cathedral. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Day of the Dead Market was coloful and lively. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Patio with Moorosh Architecture. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

A peak inside an old mansion. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

The Art Deco facade of the Cine Roxy, now Sala Roxy, still stands. Sala Roxy (former Cine Roxy) - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

I make myself at home inside this gallery "installtion". Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

An exhibition featuring artist Paloma Torres. The medium for this work is felt. by Paloma Torres - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

The ubiquitous Mercedes-Benz buses; red and green. Green Mercedes Bus - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Pan de Muerto shop window. Pan de Muerto - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

And if you get this far, all the flickr photos from Guadalarajara are here.







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