Mexico is a land of many cultures. It is colorful, as seen through the clothing and colorfully painted homes of its citizens. The arts are represented in most towns and cities. If you've travelled throughout Mexico, you know that the people are friendly, hard working, and ready to share their culture with you.
The photos showcased here will take you on a journey to the quaint cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel De Allende, in the state of Guanajuato. You'll see panoramic views overlooking the city of Guanajuato, the streets of Guanajuato, and the many alleyways. You'll also see the streets of San Miguel de Allende. While in Cabo San Lucas I photographed Lands End and its curious rock outcroppings.
Guanajuato Mexico is a fascinating colonial town about four hours northwest of Mexico City in the State of Guanajuato. Because the town is located in a narrow valley, many homes are built into the side of the mountains that surround the city. This makes for interesting and colorful architecture as seen in the Streets of Guanajuato 02 and the Alleyways of Guanajuato 02. Because many homes are built on top of each other, the alleyways are especially steep and interesting to navigate.
Guanajuato is mostly a pedestrian city - You must park in the subterranean alleys and walk up narrow flights of stairs. As seen in Our Room in Guanajuato 01, some homes are no more than metal and wood thrown together up against a brick structure. It seems unlikely that there are strict building codes in Guanajuato as evidenced by the haphazard architecture.
While staying in Guanajuato, we attended a Spanish language school during the day and studied or hung out with other students in the evenings. We ate most of our meals with the senora of the house and spoke only Spanish, albeit poorly at first. I must admit, my wife speaks better Spanish than I do, so fortunately this allowed us to get around the city without getting lost.
My favorite image of the city is this panoramic view of Guanajuato from the bottom of the statue of Pipila