Guadalajara Daily Photo

Friday, September 29, 2006

¡"Cacahuates, elotitos... pasele pasele!"


That is what you could hear when passing among this sellers, at a public fair.
It literally means “Peanuts, corns… come on, come on!”. I think this is the best part of being a t a public party: the eating. You have not idea of how many different kinds of stuff you can try. Yummy!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:42 AM 3 comments

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cantera Rosa

In the center of San Francisco's Garden is San Francisco de Asis Church which was builded in the end of XVI century in a beautiful baroque style with pink quarry.
posted by Yanit at 1:39 PM 1 comments

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We are Sudamerican Rockers


Well, geographically Mexico is not is Sudamerica but I remember this song from a 80's Chilenean Rock band called "Los Prisioneros". The song was played also the first time Mtv Latino was aired, I guess it was in 1993, not sure. Anyway, this picture was taken from a concert in Guadalajara two weeks ago. As in any other city the week-ends is a good reason for people go out to have fun: bars, restaurants or to listen music.

By the way, the band is called Evil Hippie.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:03 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Balance??


Nope, it is not a question of balance. This happens to be like this.

A far front view of the Government Palace of Zapopan, with a near sight of the inclination of the floor.
posted by Liz Feliz at 4:52 PM 1 comments

Monday, September 25, 2006

Biblioteca Iberoamericana "Octavio Paz"


In a previous post we talk about a caracter that asists to the Iberoamerican Library and I didn't want to leave it just as a portrait.

This building was in the beginning the Jesuit School of Santo Tomás de Aquino in 1591. In 1792 was established here the first seat of the University of Guadalajara.Its dome was painted by the artists David Alfaro Siqueiros and Amado de la Cueva and in 1991 was opened as the Octavio Paz Iberoamerican Library.
posted by Yanit at 9:42 AM 1 comments

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hanging on the Telephone


Listening the old Blondie's song, I remember when people used to look for a public phone in the street and there were not really a lot, now it is usual to see them in the street but also people has mobile phones. Times changes.

By the way, in Mexico the public phones use a card to work, like in Europe and Asia, bot like in USA that work with coins.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:54 AM 1 comments

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Flower seller


This is inside Tlaquepaque’s market (spanish word: mercado)

As you may recall for Mexicans, the
Virgen de Guadalupe is extremely important, in a way that having her on our commercial establishments is a sign of truly devotion. This image is very common on this kind of places.

posted by Liz Feliz at 6:56 AM 2 comments

Friday, September 22, 2006

El viejito de la Biblioteca



Outside of the Iberoamerican Library I met this man. It was something weird cause he started to staring at me and I felt his eyes (green eyes), so I asked him for a shot. After that he started to talk about politics and everything went wrong, but for some minutes he and I had a "moment".
posted by Yanit at 9:29 AM 6 comments

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bus Stop


Unfortunately here the public transportaticion is not good, there are only two subway lines and the rest is by bus. Usually the buses are in bad shape and the drivers think they carry animals instead of persons. There are som bus stops with protection against rain or sun, this is one of them, the rest are usually just a corner with no shades, and noise.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:20 AM 1 comments

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Canicas!!!



In every single fair, public party, church celebration, etcetera… you will find this game: “Canicas (marbles)”. The game consist in that there are 36 holes with a numeric value (six of one point, six of two, until number six) so you have to roll six huge marbles in order to get into these holes, getting a final number (adding each six of them) so you can choose your prize according to it, usually just trash stuff, but hey… who can steal the fun you just had!!

posted by Liz Feliz at 7:06 AM 0 comments

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Historic melancholy


At the end of 1876, General Porfirio Diaz assumed the presidency of Mexico. He was in charge of our country for 35 years but although he is considered a dictador for ones -and the main cause of Mexican Revolution for the liberal rebels- there were a lot of advances in communications due the big impulse he put in ways, railroads and telegraphs during his government, that helped later for the industrial development in the country.

After 1946, Ferrocarril Mexicano was bought by the State and for 50 years it was a public organization and got affected by the low Research & Development of the company and became into an obsolete service, so in 1996 it was sold to a private group that transports only charge materials. It's sad we don't have human railroad transport anymore.
posted by Yanit at 2:46 PM 2 comments

Monday, September 18, 2006

Verde que te quiero verde


“Green, that green I love you” is a popular saying in Mexico. This tree is totally covered of liquen, and I just love, love, love how greener has got.

Good week for everyone!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 6:50 AM 2 comments

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Guadalajara's Coat of Arms


Well, in Mexico we don't have lions but Carlos I from Spain, or Carlos V from Germany gave to our city a Coat of Arms when he stayed that now we have the royal title of City. It is used not only for Guadalajara but for all the state of Jalisco. This is the image of a vehicle at the municipality service.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:36 AM 1 comments

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Come on in please


A very nice entry, to a very nice church (yes, another one... remember churchland???) This is another shot from the Zapopan Basilica.
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:46 AM 2 comments

Friday, September 15, 2006

Street wonders



Walking one afternoon I found this beautiful pieces of images made of crystal, unfortunately they are now let alone and the time and weather have done their job.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:35 AM 2 comments

Thursday, September 14, 2006

New things


This is the floor that is at this park. It was just renewed like five or tour months ago. Even though I like the design, I used to like how the old and time-has-been-here used to look. I'll try to get you some pictures.

posted by Liz Feliz at 8:16 AM 1 comments

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Llévese su bandera!!!


I felt inspired by some posts in Rudy's blog about independence.

It is not weird that Guatemala's and Mexico's independence days are celebrated at the same day, and yes, as you can see, we also have people selling flags all over the city and not only that: big hats, matracas, trompetas and everything that makes allusion to a Mexican Celebration. This man was selling all different sizes of flags.

As Liz mentioned in a previous post, September is the month when everybody gets patriotic and remember that 11 years war where a lot of people died for freedom. So, lets celebrate, bring the tequila and Viva Mexico!.
posted by Yanit at 12:54 PM 3 comments

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Iguana Verde


In Mexico it is normal to have strange animals as pets, the forest and the jungle are not so far from here, and you can buy Iguanas in a pet shop, with their register to protect them, still not everything so nice and sweet. Every year exotic animals are taken from their habitat to be sold in the black market. I save this Iguana that was hurt in his leg in a street market.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:16 AM 3 comments

Monday, September 11, 2006

Let it shine


After a very (very, very) rainy day, it’s always nice to se some rays of light…. LOL.

I like the composition of this pic, how the light looks on the stairs, as we see that guy at the end, waiting for the day to come.
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:18 AM 8 comments

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I've got a flu that weekend


Another Church in a catholic country. This day a storm was about to come and I thought it might be interesting to show how the sky was closing in San Antonio Church's Dome, and I was in my way of getting wet.
posted by Yanit at 1:52 PM 0 comments

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Women in Guadalajara


Sunset in a rainny day of September in Guadalajara's Downtown. Here I am in Plaza Guadalajara seeing these 8 women around the Central Kiosko. Lights are on... everything is asking for a shot.
posted by Yanit at 1:01 PM 1 comments

Friday, September 08, 2006

The route goes on


Remember this pic?? Well, another eagle's head is founded at Jardin Hidalgo in Tlaquepaque. At left is the kiosko (look at the pigeons at the roof!!) and at right you can se a tiny peek of San Pedro's Church tower.

As we're getting ready to celebrate our independence, despite all the post-electoral troubles we're dealing through, it's cool to see an sculpture that remind us the origin of a our independent nation :).
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:15 AM 0 comments

Thursday, September 07, 2006

"Oh glorious water!!"


This bicycle rider took a break to “wash” his face on fountain. The water that fills these ornaments is not always the cleanest, but at least I hope was fresh for him.
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:05 AM 2 comments

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Color Contrasts




Although Mexico is in the 14th position in gross domestic product (GDP) and its poverty level has decreased from 24.2% to 17.6% in the general population from 2000-2004 (Bank of the World statistics), in Guadalajara - as in any other city and town in Mexico - is very common to find people giving you their talent if you give them some coins.

I like to imagine I know the intentions of this caracter: He chose to stand beside this colorful wall to convert his illusions into music, and print momentary joy in his gray song .
posted by Yanit at 11:11 AM 2 comments

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pulque



Before europeans arrived to Mexico the alcoholic beverage was the Pulque, but only the emperors and the elders were permited to drink it. It was a big foul to get drunk, and the society tried to avoid the alcohol.

From the 16 century to the 19 a lot of the money for the goverment came from the taxes in the Pulque. Today pulque is seldom drink in Mexico, beverages like beer now are more important, the trend started in the 50s and 60s when people moved from the fields to the cities, and it was considered "low" drink pulque. Still you can fiend places called "Pulquerias" and drink the liquor. It is made of a juice of cactus and naturally fermented. The juice is called "Aguamiel" like "honey water", and is really delicious.

Tlaxcala, Puebla and Hidalgo are mexican states were still the production of pulque is important. Before the beverage was for all the country.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:07 PM 5 comments

Monday, September 04, 2006

Mes patrio


September is the patriotic month for the Mexicans, because on the 16th we celebrate our independence (not in may 5th).

The Mexican seal (an eagle eating a snake standing on a nopal) was originate by Huiztilopochtli leyend, and ancient god that told the Aztecs to found their city wherever they find this sign, after they leave Aztlan. This was at the Texcoco lake (today Mexico City). So they had to build it over the lake.

This is part of a sculpture that is in Zapopan main plaza, above it there is a giant flag. So it represents two of the three national symbols (the other one is the national anthem).
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:54 AM 2 comments

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Love is in the air


We should never discard that we could find love anywhere -that's why we must be prepare always-, more reason if you are passing by any plazoleta in Guadalajara's Downtown.

I'll tell you what happend: I knew love at first smell, this window next to San Antonio Church invited me to get in; how could you resist to the wonderful and tempting smell of this coffee house?
posted by Yanit at 3:31 PM 4 comments

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Traveling


Diferente from Europe where most of the travel is done by train, here in Mexico we use a lot the bus, called "autobus" or "camion". If you are traveling in first class usually the line gives you some free sodas, and sandwich. You also can watch a movien in thebus, bad movies or hollywood commercial movies. Here is outside Guadalajara in route to Puerto vallarta.

By the way, the bus was broken and we have to waitfor a new one.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 2:12 PM 1 comments

Friday, September 01, 2006

September 1st theme day: Doorways

Tejuino!!


Tejuino is a mexican beverage made of cfermented corn, it is really fresh specially if you put some lemon ice in it. As soon I see this Tejuino vendor stepped in face of the door I said to myself "this is tha pic for the theme day"

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Please use the links to below to visit them.

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posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:35 AM 8 comments