Guadalajara Daily Photo

Thursday, May 31, 2007

The School of Music

This is the entrance of the School of Music. It belongs to the Universidad de Guadalajara. It is located close to the Teatro Degollado and also to a church, in an ancient building. You can see the figure of Bethoven. When you walk in front of the shcool, you can hear the musicians practicing their lessons. Saturdays and sundays there are special courses for people who are not professionals.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:04 AM 1 comments

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Broken memories

It is so sad to see such a great mosaic work into this broken construction. Is not even worth it the effort to rescue it?
This shot was taken on Lopez Cotilla Street.
posted by Liz Feliz at 2:37 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The door to my heart

Ernesto Cruz is a very well known name on galerists and decorators in Tlaquepaque. This is the lock of the door to its gallery. Heart shapes are his trademark, you can find candles, boxes, jewelry with heart shapes like this.

Hope you can visit one day Tlaque!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:12 AM 2 comments

Monday, May 28, 2007

Pedro Moreno

These are two views of a same street: Pedro Moreno. The name of the street is honouring a mexican who fough for our indepence from Spain. It is very commun to find the same name in several streets of mexicans cities.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 10:44 AM 2 comments

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Space issues

As you can imagine, in a growing city like Guadalajara, space limmitations is a common issue. For example, at the corner of Morelos an Colón Street you can find in the first level a very well known coffee shop named "La Flor de Córdoba", but as soon as you look upstairs... there it is! A bridal shop!! (in Mexico, bridal shops also sell dresses for girls that turn 15, remember this post?) .
Funny uh?
posted by Liz Feliz at 12:52 PM 1 comments

Saturday, May 26, 2007

What is left...

This is the "Rinconada de las Tapias del Convento de San Agustín" meaning "The corner of Las Tapias at The San Agustin Convent", originally part of the mentioned convent that was built on 1573.
This is at Morelos and Degollado street, in downtown Guadalajara.
posted by Liz Feliz at 3:09 PM 2 comments

Friday, May 25, 2007

Alcalde Avenue

Just one block away from this spot, the Alcalde Avenue is known as "16 de Septiembre Avenue".

Lack of imagination at naming the streets?? I dunno, but in GDL is very common to be on changing street names.
Does it happen the same on your cities?
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:12 AM 4 comments

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hotel Frances

The Hotel Frances is an old and nice hotel close to the main square of the city. Sometimes is relaxing enter there, stay in its bar and just drink a cold beer.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:40 PM 2 comments

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Let's get in

These are the front columns of the Degollado Theater. It first opened on Thursday 13, September, 1866, with Lucia Di Lammeroor, written by Gaetano Donizetti.
On its early years the Degollado theater was known as the Great Alarcon Theatre, but due to an oustanding job promoting GDL's culture, Mr. Santos Degollado (former governor of Jalisco) received the honour to give his name to this theatre.
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:33 AM 1 comments

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Maestranza Street

Las week I went to pick up a suit to the city´s downtown. I had my camera so I took some pics of the city, and I like this view of an old building in the Maestranza Street, close to the goverment´s palace.

By the way, the building has a name in the windows, "joy Slava" it says, well, it has nothing to do with the famous discoteque in Madrid, Spain.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 2:34 PM 1 comments

Monday, May 21, 2007

Old scale

I found this on my way on Morelos street. It's a very old scale that actually still works very fine. The truth is, that, I would not imagine weightening myself among so many delishes that are sell in this area. Maybe it is just a reminder of the need of keep it on shape... or just an advice!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:02 PM 1 comments

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Another day has gone by

The end of a day In Downtown Guadalajara.
posted by Liz Feliz at 10:57 PM 1 comments

Saturday, May 19, 2007

El futuro del cine

You must have heard of The Three Amigos: Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro & Alejandro González Iñárritu. Well, a couple of days ago I had the chance to direct a short film. This is a shot of the shooting...

I just got to think: maybe I was witnessing the raise of future big names on the industry... so I decided to share this image with you (and no, I'm not on the image).

posted by Liz Feliz at 10:14 PM 1 comments

Friday, May 18, 2007


Nortec is the word to describe two rhythms in the mexican electronic scene: Nor from Norteño, an style of tradicional music from the North of the country, with influence form Germany and Poland, that started to be developed in the 19 century, and tec for Techno, refering to the use of electronic instruments and electronic music.

So, what is all of this about?, well this month in Guadalajara we have the may's cultural festival. Usually there is an invited country, recent years we have seen cultural acts from Austria, Germany, Brazil, etc. but this year Mexico was the "invited", so the Nortec Collective was performing last night for free. It was amazing to see a bunch of musicians using laptop computers and various electronic stuff, performing together with traditional "banda Sinaloense" musicians. The square was converted in a dance floor.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 11:08 AM 0 comments