Guadalajara Daily Photo

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Old house


This is an old hose made from adobe (not baken bricks) that I found at Zapotlanejo. I tried to imagine how it was to live like this... well when it ws new, surrounded by nature. Pretty cool uh??
posted by Liz Feliz at 2:03 PM 3 comments

Friday, October 27, 2006

Stairs to heaven

Maybe not to heaven, but if you go to this place every sunday you will be closer... at least that's what we have been told, so guys: stop party and go to church!!!
posted by Yanit at 2:38 PM 4 comments

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Entrance to the culture



Well, it looks good, the library of our campus is nice, modern and complete but ..... students don't read.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:05 PM 0 comments

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Reloaded!!


Too much sun can sometimes destroy a good pic, but in this case, I think it helped to create a new version of the Zapopan arches (seen from the back). Oh and the sky, this is real, I like to much this effect!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 3:24 PM 2 comments

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Answer: Table Cloth


To te question we made in this post, it is a table cloth. Eric and QuiltingFitzy were very close with their answers, the table cloth is sell for 24.90 pesos per meter (about 2.20 US dollars).

This is a store where you can buy different kinds of fabrics, this particular fabric was being sell last September, celebrating our Independence.
posted by Yanit at 11:23 AM 1 comments

Monday, October 23, 2006

Cooking



They are studens of Tourism in Universidad de Guadalajara, and among their duties they must learn how to manage a kitchen and how to cook. At the end of the day they are just relaxing and taking the sun.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 4:06 PM 2 comments

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Coming home!


This is how the highway from Tepatitlan looks like. Who can sleep if this is right at your window!! I took this while traveling, hey but I wasn't driving!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 6:24 PM 2 comments

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Trivia


Could you see this thing is in sale? What do you think is it? This is a trivia only for people who don't speak spanish.
posted by Yanit at 3:34 PM 5 comments

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Another view

One side of the Guadalajara's Cathedral viewed from Plaza Guadalajara.
posted by Yanit at 9:31 AM 2 comments

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Flower Seller


This woman here is selling flowers, as you can see, but these are not for ornament, you can eat them. Squash flowers or Flores de calabaza, ancient food in Mexico, before Colombus.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:32 PM 5 comments

Monday, October 16, 2006

Shopping at Tlaquepaque

Would you like to shop at this beautiful little store in Tlaquepaque?? Imagine if this is the outside, how many great thing would you find at the inside!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 10:01 AM 6 comments

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Rainy days in Guadalajara


The good thing about this is streets in downtown are empty. Do you want to get wet?
posted by Yanit at 4:14 PM 2 comments

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Prisioner


This is advertising in a pure state!!, the sign is for painting lessons but I like how the effect made the picture look, like she is behind bars.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:06 PM 1 comments

Friday, October 13, 2006

LLT


LLT was the name of a 90's Techno band from Mexico City and the meaning was "Los Legendarios Tlaconetes", It may be translated as "The Legendary Snails". In Guadalajara is rare to call this animals Tlaconetes, it is a Nahuatl word but I am not sure about the meaning. The name is more used in the south and the center of Mexico. Here they are called "Caracoles" and are very commun in rain season.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:06 AM 0 comments

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gasoline, please!!


This is how old gas bombs used to be in Mexico (these are some of the new ones, I was not permited to photograh them). But now this one had become in a… ehm… a… something to put things on :) and including a “fishbowl” on the inside.
PEMEX (Petroleos Mexicanos) is the only company allowed to manage Mexico's black gold. And may I add that we have soooo much to talk about it!!

posted by Liz Feliz at 6:45 PM 2 comments

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

10:15 Saturday Night


Well it is not like the song of THE CURE, but we were just drinking a coffee this saturday and relaxing.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:27 PM 2 comments

Monday, October 09, 2006

Agave... tequila!!


This weekend I went toZapotlanejo , and on my way to the country side of this town (like 1 hour away from GDL) I was able to catch this image of agave plants (from where tequila is obtained). This is on a very old way, into a ranch, hence the pile of rocks tham makes the fence.
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:57 AM 9 comments

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The original Arches

Lately a lot of arches have been present in this blog, but these ones are the originals which give people the welcome to Guadalajara. Can you see the fountain in the left?
posted by Yanit at 3:03 PM 0 comments

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Allá en la fuente...


... había un chorrito, se hacía grandote, se hacía chiquito; estaba de mal humor, pobre chorrito tenía calor"

"El chorrito", a song for kids about a spurt in a fountain, ants getting wet and all kind of incoherences I loved when I was little; written by Mister Gabilondo Soler. By the way, this "chorrito" is in Los Arcos de Guadalajara, maybe we'll see them in the future.
posted by Yanit at 5:12 PM 3 comments

Friday, October 06, 2006

Not the new ones but...


Yes, we are very excited about the new arches, but as you know, classic never die. And old arch of the main entrance from a very famous church in GDL. Come on, you know the answer!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 6:42 AM 2 comments

Thursday, October 05, 2006

New Arch for the not so new millenium



Well, in a previous post Liz talk about the Millenium arches, so in a certain way you are already familiarized with them and about they should be finished by the year 2000 but the money was finished and the sculture was incompleted. This year more resources came and a 4 arch is being build, but still the piece is incompleted. Do you want to donate some money?
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:42 AM 1 comments

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Reloj no marques las horas...


A lot of things you could say about the Government Palace of the State of Jalisco: the original building is from 1650 and inside you can find beautiful murals of the artist Jose Clemente Orozco, one of them is specially famous by being in the covers of elementary school text books. Also, here is the place where Miguel Hidalgo signed the decree to abolish slavery during the Independence War and the congress of the stated used to work here since 1873 to 1982.

The important thing about this building (and this post) is that little hole in the clock. My mom used to tell me that during the Revolution a bullet crossed the clock and it never stops working, I don't know if that is true 'cause I've never found anything about it, but when I was little, it was a good story.
posted by Yanit at 12:50 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Learning to live


Street children is a very common (and sad) problem in Mexico. I think is really hard for them to learn to live such a hard life from a very young age.

I don’t think this class of “education” is available from books, but I least I’m glad this cute boy was looking forward to find a new world from his reading.
posted by Liz Feliz at 7:38 AM 4 comments

Monday, October 02, 2006

Casttle Building


This is an old house close to the U.S. consulate. The area is known in Guadalajara as "Colonia Americana" and it is famous because the sourronded architecture, mainly modernism. Also the zone has several coffee shops usually full of students, artists and, mmm, well snobs. If somebody is wondering about, yes there are also a starbucks close to the area.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 9:01 AM 2 comments

Sunday, October 01, 2006

DP Theme: Taxis



















This taxi belongs to the Sitio Número Tres, which is managed by this man who sends the taxis to anywhere they are needed. It is up to the city in Mexico you are, the color and kind of taxi; in Guadalajara they are yellow with blue and almost all of them are Nissan (Tsuru or Sentra). The beggining rate of my trip was $8.80 pesos.

Make a trip all over the world to see different taxis in different cities.

1 (Porto ) -2 (Albuquerque ) -3 (London ) -4 (Seattle, WA (USA) [Kim] ) -5 (Edinburgh ) -6 (Stayton, OR ) -7 (Greenville, SC ) -8 (Budapest ) -9 (Antigua Guatemala ) -10 (Alexandria, VA ) -11 (Manila ) -12 (Twin Cities ) -13 (Szentes ) -14 (Paris ) -15 (Portsmouth ) -16 (Ryde ) -17 (Sydney ) -18 (Oulu ) -19 (Singapore [keropok] ) -20 (Santiago ) -21 (Melbourne, Aust ) -22 (Dubai UAE ) -23 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -24 (Copenhagen ) -25 (Sequim ) -26 (Singapore ) -27 (Tenerife ) -28 (Sharon, CT ) -29 (Tuzla, B&H ) -30 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -31 (Rotterdam ) -32 (Brussels ) -33 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -34 (Aliso Viejo, CA ) -35 (Oshawa, ON, Canada ) -36 (Vantaa, Finland ) -37 (Trier (Germany)) -38 (ewcastle upon Tyne ) -39 (Hong Kong ) -40 (Shang Hai ) -41 (Brussels ) -42 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -43 (Sydney (Nathalie)) -44 (St. Paul(Kate))
posted by Yanit at 2:18 PM 4 comments