Guadalajara Daily Photo

Thursday, August 31, 2006

What is this man doing?



Walking by Avenida Juarez you could find a mysterious man trying to push a bulding. Mister Jorge Matute Remus was an engenieer tapatio who made some significant changes in our state, he was also Mayor of Guadalajara and the University of Guadalajara Director from 1949 to 1953.

This estatue was colocated in his honor in 2002, because of one of his biggest works: in 1950 he moved this 1700 tons building for 17 meters. One building can't get in the way of the extension of an Avenue, isn't it?
posted by Yanit at 12:54 PM 6 comments

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Churchland


As you know, in Mexico most of the inhabitants are catholic. Well, this is why you can find a catholic church almost “in every corner”; well not exactly, but at least too close one from another.

This is San Pedro Church, a block away form the Basilica (the two towers behind it). So there you go, there’s no excuse to avoid the services...only if you DON'T wanna go, hey that's a good one.
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:51 AM 1 comments

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nice things


To avoid people could walk over the plants (and destroy it), Zapopan goverment decided to put this protection in every little tree on their sidewalks. Usually we do this with some piece of metal web; at least they put some cool design on these.
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:58 PM 0 comments

Monday, August 28, 2006

I am as**ole



Sunday 18 hrs. I was driving by Juarez Avenue, one on the most important here in Guadalajara, and suddenly I saw a boy with two signs walking with a sad face. The words in the cartels said "I am an As**ole". It was funny, all the drivers who were passing by were smiling at. I am sure the boy lost a bet.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 8:52 AM 9 comments

Friday, August 25, 2006

Ex convento del Carmen


The sun is downing and the day becomes slowly nite. I like how this old church looks.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:12 PM 2 comments

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The answer

There you go, the answer to our trivia. Susan and Sally thanks for stop by... you almost guessed!!!

The side of this fabric store in Tlaquepaque has on its walls this cute patern. Wait for the next picture!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:53 AM 5 comments

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Friendship


Wouldn't be great if we could get to this age and still be friends of an old gal??

These two are talking about the journey of their lives at Jardin Hidalgo, in Tlaquepaque, just in front of the "honour chart" of distinguished handcraftmen of this town.
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:33 PM 3 comments

Monday, August 21, 2006

Welcome again


This is the main entrance to Zapopan pedestrian street known as Andador 20 de noviembre, this street goes right through the Basilica de Zapopan.

Please give us your opinion about the new image of this site.
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:06 AM 3 comments

Friday, August 18, 2006

Sorry... :(

Under renovation process
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:59 AM 0 comments

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sneak a... teeny tiny little peak

Ok, let's play a game... where in Guadalajara you think you'll find this???

Could be a painting, in a menu, on a billboard... I don't know, you tell me.

Wait for the answer next thursday!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 3:33 PM 3 comments

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Nothing like the old times


In the beguinning of the XX century rich people use to visite Chapala Lake for vacations, because the good wheather and the nice view, still are some buildings Victorian-stile remenbering long go old times.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:38 PM 5 comments

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Escuelas Patito


A "Escuela Patito" is a school that even though has all te requirements to function, doesn't have the quakity enough to teach.

The public university: la Universidad de Guadalajara is unable to cover all the places for students, so if you apply to it and you get rejected and have no money to pay a private (and good) school this is one of your few choices (the other includes just start to work and forget all about a career).

There are zillions of this establishments that provide cheap education, but if you admit you are in one of them, most o enterprises won't hire you.

And yes, just at the same space you find a $3 peso store.
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:21 AM 2 comments

Monday, August 14, 2006

Big Fish



Just imagine yourself walking and suddenly a big fish is in the middle of the road!. The picture was taken in Chapala
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 2:35 PM 3 comments

Friday, August 11, 2006

Ancient University of Guadalajara Building


Now is a museum of modern art. In face of this building is the new administration building of the Universuty, but I rathr the old one.
Monday the University will go back to work, after vacations, that means this is my last week end inside my vacations period. Two more weeks and new students and new adventures as a professor.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 3:26 PM 7 comments

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Say it out loud

As you may know we haven't decided yet who's gonna be our next president. Right now a recounting of the votes is being made in a non-stop activity full of opinions of both "winning parties". Cecilia Marquez used to be the spokeswoman of Jalisco's candidate for the PRD (Party of the Democratic Revolution) Enrique Ibarra. Yesterday she showed off at Plaza de la Liberacion naked to protest about a "fraud" against the presidential canditate of her party Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

The monument behind her is Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, AKA the Father of the Mother Country,

I'm neutral at this... we'll wait for the results.

This picture wasn't taken by me, but I wanted it to show you. i'm unable to reveal the source
posted by Liz Feliz at 1:17 PM 5 comments

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Just a Street



I just like it how the street looks. It is in Chapala.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 10:04 PM 0 comments

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Dancer in the light!!


This guy was making some cool moves at downtown. I know he probably was dancing for his need of money, but let me think he's just doing it for the joy of making people happy as they walk by.
posted by Liz Feliz at 4:52 PM 0 comments

Monday, August 07, 2006

Helados, helados


The ice creams that this man is selling are very peculiar because they have a missile shape. They are delicious. Somebody told me that the original molds are from Italy and were brought to Guadalajara in the 30s, but I am not sure about it.

It is easy to find the sellers of this ice creams close to the downtown. The flavors are: Vanilla, Nut and sometimes chocolate. The vanilla ones have a jam of strawberry.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:43 PM 2 comments

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Vuela, vuela (fly, fly)


I capture this doves outside San Francisco Church in downtown GDL. For a moment I just stop to think how many had seen this exact scene... I guess long time ago someone did it for sure. To honour them, a picture of those kind of scenes that no matter what will always be well received.
posted by Liz Feliz at 6:01 PM 3 comments

Friday, August 04, 2006

Expiatorio

This is the Templo Expiatorio. One of the most distinctive places in GDL. Its watch was made in Germany that has four faces, that indicates when the music of the 25 bells is gonna start. Yes: music, not ring bells (ring bell only anounce the begining of a ceremony), you can hear here a religious song or a traditional one, such as Las Mañanitas tapatias, the song we sing on birthdays.

Every time the music stars, up above there's a little parade of 12 figourines resembling the 12 aposthols (this happens every day at 9am, 12pm and 6pm). amazing daily show I' can tell! (I promise to give you a pic of this, and yes I do have to stop taking pictures while on driving!!!)

posted by Liz Feliz at 2:30 PM 2 comments

Thursday, August 03, 2006

rainbow


Guadalajara has mainly only two seasons: rain or not rain. Winter is not so cold, last time we have snow was about 1997, after 100 years since last one. It was a fenomenom and people enjoyed.

But rain, well, that is another subject. When rain we mean rain!!, streets full of water and broken trees. The good thing about rain it is almost always at night, and also helps to have our forest green. Also you can catch a nice rainbow like this.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:01 AM 4 comments

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Great things on the go!!


My friend Yaneli, took this with her cell phone camera.

Tell me, how many times you get to catch a butterfly posing just for you.
posted by Liz Feliz at 4:21 PM 2 comments

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Theme day

Today is Theme Day on Daily Bloggers network. The idea is to post a pic form us on our favorite place in our cities. Well, I think this is at Chop Restaurant, which although is a cool place, we've seen better, but I choose this picture because we are with some of our predilected people.

Here it is Gaby, Alethia, Lucia, Mr. Cabeza de Vaca, Yoly and me...
posted by Liz Feliz at 2:07 PM 9 comments