Sunday, 3 October 2010

guanajuato part 1: a classic mexican city

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I have sooo many pictures from this one day a few weeks ago when my boyfriend and I decided to go to Guanajuato, one of the few tourist spots in the immediate (5 hours or so from Guadalajara) that we hadn't hit up already. We were there for about 20 hours in total, but we really enjoyed the tumbled collection of colourful houses, churches, and steep winding roads of this mountain city.

To limit the number of pictures per post, today you get travel shots and tomorrow pictures of me lounging poutingly against a variety of colourful walls, channeling a '70s vibe!

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El callejón del beso, or the alleyway of the kiss, was surprisingly in guanajuato. I remember studying a story about the legend of a couple you stole kisses across the narrow alley back in Spanish class in Canada. Kind of fun to run into the real thing!

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Wires are an inevitable part of picture taking in Mexican towns!

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Note the cactus springing out of one tower...

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This was a 16th century mine, and the source of Guanajuato's wealth. There was an enormous, unphotographable pit at the top. which we stared down for a while, fascinated and a bit nauseated...

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29 comments:

Krystal said...

that is so beautiful!!! i love it :) i want to go there..

A said...

Descriptive picture..we get an idea of a common man in Mexico. :)

Emilie said...

oh what a STUNNING photographs... I want to go there for sure :)

kisses

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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow, so colorful! It looks amazing :D
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ladydazy said...

These picture are absolutely fantastic!!

Arielle said...

these photographs are beautiful and make me yearn to be there! i want to live somewhere that colorful

SG said...

Thanks for taking us through the streets of Guanajuato.

Hope Adela said...

those brightly colored houses are so cool!

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Jenny said...

thank you for your comment on my blog about Montreal! I am so inspired by your travels! I've come to know and love the nooks and crannies of the city like the back of my hand, and there is comfort in that, but isn't it SO amazing to be exploring new parts of the world all the time? I love your blog for showing this exciting process! "The alleyway of the kiss" so romantic!

QueenDesi said...

WOW!!!! this town so colorfull..i love it.
wish i can visit ur country oneday :))

have a great october dear..

THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

in Love&Light
Queen D

Karol Duarte said...
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Karol Duarte said...

how many colors! seems to be a very happy place.
xoxo

Amber Rose said...

I'll never grow tired of these photos and your adventures. :)
Hope your Sunday is great.

Albert said...

The saturation and the light curves are just lovely! xoxo

v a m p i r e said...

wow i am amazed with the architecture and the colors of the buildings and although i have never been there i enjoy Mexican culture and esp the food ! although i have only tried it once in a restaurant in Malaysia but i enjoys it

Terri said...

This makes me wish that my little neck of the woods would break out of it's neutral color scheme.

Michal said...

It's so colorful!! I love these photos.

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michal

Rio said...

Amazing photos as always lady! One of my favorite parts of Mexico are the colorful buildings! It's something that I wish there was more of here in the U.S.... colorfulness (word? haha!) ;)

Olya said...

wow, all the houses are so colorful! really pretty
always XOXO, Olya

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Sarah said...

Beautiful colours in the photos, especially the buildings! It's definitely more inspiring to live in a plac where everything is not grey. I'd love to follow your blog!
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Imogen said...

Very beautiful and amazing pictures. It seems as though you captured the essence of the city well. I adore the coloured houses.

Miss T said...

beautiful town. :) pretty houses and so nice to live in a warm place.

Anthea said...

This place actually remind me of a suburb in Cape Town called Bo-Kaap. The houses are a similar shape and also multi-coloured.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I just love it when cities and towns boast a multitude of colorful buildings. "El callejón del beso" - how sweet. I'm intrigued now and will have to look up the story.

Molly said...

WOW!! It's so colorful and picturesque...

Velvet said...

This is such a beautiful place! So colourful. Very nice pics.

ana said...

Tomaste unas fotos preciosas de Guanajuato!!! la última se ve de revista de viajes ;)
saludos!!!

Galine said...

oh my goodness, how gorgeous are these buildings? there should be more of this in the world! :)

tastymoog said...

i dig the colors in these photos!