Guadalajara Daily Photo

Friday, December 22, 2006

Not today!!

As in a very bad joke, today public transportation (just buses) went on strike on demand of an increase in the price of bus tickets.

So, many people use their own cars to transport passengers.

That is so third world.
posted by Liz Feliz at 12:31 PM 10 comments

Friday, December 15, 2006

Sunset in Cajititlan

In the Metro Area of Guadalajara we have the Tlajomulco de Zuñiga County where you will find a lake named Cajitlan. This lake was part of the big lake of Chapala, before the increase on our population destroy it and make it a good place for aquatic races.

Thanks for your understanding on these days I wasn't posting, I am back.
posted by Yanit at 6:54 PM 6 comments

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Corner of Christmas and celebration

Some Christmas decorations at downtown. I hope to get one pic of them at night.
posted by Liz Feliz at 4:54 PM 0 comments

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The biggest Celebration

Every catholic church in Mexico has a image of Guadalupe together with the mexican flag.

Probably the biggest religious celebration in Mexico, after Christmas, it is the day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Every december 12 almost all the country celebrates the day when Virgin Mary apears to a aztec indian, 16 century. This tale is in the deepest memory of the mexicans. Some say that tGuadalupe is the same as the old goddest Tonatzin. Anyway, the symbolical meaning is the birth of Mexico as a own nation, a mixture of Spanish conquerors and Indian cultures.
More than a religious symbol, it means Mexico.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 3:39 PM 3 comments

Monday, December 11, 2006


This is "El Templo de Aranzazu", it was bigger but some parts were destroyed by the "Reforma War" in 1857, were the liberal and the conservaty party were fighting each other. At the end the liberal won, and the issues like to have an official religion - used to be Catholic -, changed, since then and now it does not matter what you believe or not believe.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 2:21 PM 2 comments

Sunday, December 10, 2006

La Alemana y la torta ahogada

As you can see, this is an old restaurant called "La Alemana" or the "German" in english. It seems like has nothing special but if we get deeper in its story we will find that one of the here was the born place of one of the most famous dishes from Guadalajara: La Torta Ahogada.

In a next post I will talk about this dish, but I can said chili is one of the main ingredient, and it is really hot.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:22 AM 1 comments

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Travel to the interior of a bus

If you are wondering how the mexicans travel to other cities, well, almost all is done by bus, and usually the interior looks like this, with a TV where the movies are really bad, butat the end the trip is kind of confortable.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:12 AM 1 comments

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Tlaquepaque kiosko

Some pigeons walking around Tlaquepaque.
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:31 AM 4 comments

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Again and again

I don't know what is with me and window shopping, well in this case, I don't think I'd buy any of the items offered here. Or do you think of a good reason to buy a Pope Jean Paul II's reproduction. Do you??
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:48 AM 5 comments

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Does it look like it tastes??

Tell me: how many times did you have to wonder on how some food would look like?... well that is so not happening at this restaurant.
posted by Liz Feliz at 5:07 PM 1 comments

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas at the... beach?

You may not know, but the Christmas star, Winter rose, Noche Buena or Pascua flower was originated in Mexico. Pointing that, obviously it is one of the xmas features we enjoy during this season and, as you can imagine, is VERY used as ornament.

I just saw this palm at this pot looking so weird with nochebuenas at the bottom, that had to capture it for you.

How you call nochebuenas at your city??
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:57 PM 3 comments

Oh delicious and delirious shoping!!

I know that lately this has sadly became "Guadalajara weekly photo". I'm sorry this has happened, but hey... after a little (too long and not announced) break, here is another image of window shopping, but only that this is a police officer (well, in Jalisco, not in all Mexico cities, there are different kinds of police officers, this one is specifically in charge of traffic and car issues) looking at some fancy shoes... hey, if you had to wear those unglamourous shoes every day, won't you like to see some glam from time to time?
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:40 PM 2 comments

Friday, December 01, 2006

Theme day

This time, theme day is about a picture of something "from the waist down". Great legs you can find window shopping, don't you think?

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posted by Liz Feliz at 7:19 PM 2 comments