Guadalajara Daily Photo

Thursday, November 23, 2006

FIL


The 20th Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) edition, will take place from november 25 until december 30 at the Expo Guadalajara (Latin America's biggest convention center).

I'm gonna try to avoid talking much about this now, because you're about to read sooooo much about it the next week. It's some of the most expected events in this city. So for now, here it is the billboard announcing it, and as you can guess the Guest of Honor this year is Andalusia (Andalucía in spanish).
posted by Liz Feliz at 8:35 AM 1 comments

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Sunset

6:30 p.m. in Guadalajara.
posted by Yanit at 2:46 PM 5 comments

Monday, November 13, 2006

Global


I think malls are pretty much the same in every country. This is La Gran Plaza Mall. You find the same: entertainment, cinema teathers, food, shoping, etcetera.
posted by Yanit at 3:43 PM 3 comments

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Flowers on the window

Don't you think sunflowers are happy?... These ones were for sale but I decided to get them for free with the camera.
posted by Yanit at 5:11 PM 1 comments

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Memories

I was looking my photo-files and I found this pic of my dear friend Isaac. We park my car there and when he saw this car I just had to take a picture!!.... Horrible car though!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 12:24 AM 4 comments

Friday, November 10, 2006

El Ex-convento del Carmen


I saw this paint in the Ex-convento del Carmen's exhibition of exprimental art and I really liked it, it is so real.

The Carmen Ex-convent is a space opened to everyone for free where you can find different and diverse artistic manifastations. There are 5 rooms with exhibitions of painting, photography or sculpture of local or foreign artists.

Another permanent activities are the Musical Tuesdays or Literary Wednesdays. Also it has a cinema room, coffee house and book store.
posted by Yanit at 11:55 AM 3 comments

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Monsters


Well in Mexico we don't have dead penalty, it was abolished because we believe in life. This figure is just a puppet that moves everytime you get the in the blank. Is for practicing your skills as a shooter in a fair.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:26 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Water

Where do you think I found this woman?... See the answer in my next post.
posted by Yanit at 3:09 PM 3 comments

Monday, November 06, 2006

Arcangel


I saw this sculpture yestarday in the Ex-Convento del Carmen and I think it is interesting. Do you believe in Angels? or even better would you like to be watched by this one?
posted by Yanit at 3:21 PM 2 comments

Sunday, November 05, 2006

La feria (Fair)


In every city, in every small town, always during a celebration (Catholic specially) small fairs are placed, and people go and enjoys the carousel, the merry go round, the house of horror, house of mirror, etc. Here is one at nite.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 5:49 PM 1 comments

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Muñecas (Dolls)


This old dolls are made of papier mache. Now they are mainly for displays and to be showed as handcrafts, but time ago a lot of mothers use to play with them.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 8:26 AM 2 comments

Friday, November 03, 2006

Scared


As november 2nd we all went to the cementery, I felt attracted by this tomb. I was walking down this stairs to see what was behind but never got there... the curious thing is it wasn't decorated as the others, so I felt alone.
posted by Yanit at 2:50 PM 2 comments

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dia de Muertos (day of the dead)

The day of the Dead is very important in Mexico, as almost all cultures in the world have a ceremony to celebrate their ancestors, Mexico is not the exception and we also celebrate our people who has passed away. We have altars with flowers and candles, as many other countries, but additionally we also put the pics of the dead person and their favorite meals and beverages. The idea is that every November the 2nd the dead people is permitted to come to the world of the living persons and they want to eat their favorite dishes. How they eat them? They eat the smell of the food. Next day the family eat the dishes, we called "recalentado" or re-heated.

Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) is also popular, and the recipe may change in different places of the country, it is sweet bread with some figures representing bones.

Perhaps the most famous celebration of the dead in Mexico are the skull candies, live the ones in the pic, made of sugar and they put your name in the skull. You can give them as a gift to your friends and relatives. It is nothing morbid, it is only a way to think that sooner or later we are going to die, so it is better to enjoy the life.

Also is common to give figures of skeletons having normal activities, like playing guitars, dancing, singing, cooking, professors, etc. Some of them are made of clay and others of papier mache.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:45 PM 7 comments

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Theme day!! "Something that is about to disappear"


Something that is about to disappear…??? Let me think, my memory?? I totally forgot about this, but hey a little too late, watching this scenario, just at the middle of the highway between Zapotlanejo and Guadalajara I started to think on how fast this city is growing. I can think that is for sure that in no more than 10 years this will be full of houses, factories, restaurants… or anything.

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posted by Liz Feliz at 6:45 PM 2 comments