Guadalajara Daily Photo

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Rojo Café



Is a place where one can have a nice chat with friends while a group is playing, artist read poems, others act in a play; or just red a book at the same time that one taste a delicious coffee or any other beverage or meal.

posted by Unknown at 11:26 AM 2 comments

Friday, June 29, 2007

Hospicio Cabañas



If you are planning to take some artistic courses this summer, one option is The Hospicio Cabañas. In this pic, we can see one of his 23 differents patios, and how easily one can be inspired in writing, painting, dancing, taking pictures or even watching a film or differents exhibitions that take place here.

posted by Unknown at 2:47 PM 0 comments

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mexican Wedding



In all cultures, weddings are very important, mixing religious beliefs and tradition. Every country has thier own way to celebrate. Mexico, as a multicultural country also has very different ways to celebrate a wedding. Usually, as in many cultures, the bridge is dressed in white, and also there is a dance /usually with a banda playing a vals) where the couple dance alone, later with thier parents, and then with thier in laws.

Guadalajara also adds a particular characteristic to the weddings, the use of a marichi in the party.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 5:57 PM 3 comments

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mexican Girls


Two of my former students. Acording to Wikipedia, "People in Mexico is made of Mestizos (those of European and Amerindian ancestry) form the largest group, making up to 60%–75% of the total population. The percentage of Amerindians, called indigenous peoples (indígenas) in Mexico, is estimated to be between 12% (pure Amerindian)[47] or 30% (predominantly Amerindian). Ethnic Europeans make up 9% and 15% of the population, mostly descendants of the first Spanish settlers, although many have German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Irish, Polish, Romanian, Russian and British ancestry; many are found in major cities after the waves of immigration that brought many Europeans at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, along with some Canadians and Euro-Americans from the United States."

The girl in the left is of Italian ancestry, but here it does not matters where your parents were born. Mexico is ethnically diverse, and the constitution defines the country to be a "pluricultural nation". According to law all we aere mexicans, despite our origin, and people consire themselves mexicans.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 1:00 PM 2 comments

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Old Hacienda


All mexican haciendas had a chaptel or a church, this is not the exception. This is a detail from the Ex-Hacienda Santa Lucia, close to Guadalajara. The place now is used for weddings, both, the ceremony and the party.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:56 PM 2 comments

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hotel


I always wanted to take the pic of this hotel, I dont even know its name but at nite the words "HOTEL" look really nice, unfortunately my pic was not so good.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 12:51 PM 0 comments

Friday, June 15, 2007

Hidden fountain


I wish I could get in and see that closer!!
posted by Liz Feliz at 9:09 PM 3 comments

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bottles in the... wall


This is a pic by Sofia Lizarraga, a very good friend of mine. She captured this at la Mata Tinta Restaurant, in Tlaquepaque.

Colorful.
posted by Liz Feliz at 9:15 PM 2 comments

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Millenium Arches


I know we have talked back and forth about this structure, but I recently had the chance to access under it, so here's what I saw!!

So many people (usually foreign ones) says that it looks totally like some creepy version of the McDonalds arches... what do you think??
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:11 PM 1 comments

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Can you give me a ride?

It’s not really usual that someone ask for a ride in the middle of the city, but who hasn’t been out of last cent to get the whole ticket price??

posted by Liz Feliz at 11:48 PM 1 comments

Monday, June 11, 2007

Tonallan

An old (and abandoned) teather on the "9 corners" neighborhood. It's so lame to have have spaces like this, and great people to perform and no money to make it a reality.

posted by Liz Feliz at 11:44 PM 1 comments

Sunday, June 10, 2007

First rain

A couple of days ago, we saw the first drops of this year's rain season. I just love this, the first sights of wet streets.
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:23 PM 2 comments

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Come on sis!!


This is the Plazoleta del Arte that honors the city of Springfield, Missouri (sister city of Tlaquepaque)
posted by Liz Feliz at 10:42 PM 5 comments

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bicicletas



This bike is parked in the window of a stair. That nite Liz and I were walking in the street and she saw the bike, it was a good idea to have a shot of it. The owner arrived and look at us with an unfriendly face, so we just walk away.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 3:07 PM 2 comments

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Joy



Joy is a good friend who likes to enjoy the life, here is singing in a concert with her band named "cherry blood brothers".
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 10:02 AM 2 comments

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sunday morning


This is Independencia street, a pedestrian area in downtown Tlaquepaque (love the pink umbrella).
posted by Liz Feliz at 11:31 PM 1 comments

Monday, June 04, 2007

Downtown


Usually our historical downtown it may seem not so ancient at first sight, but if you look carefully you may find some beautiful buildings such this one.
posted by Dennys Sanborns (AKA Juan Cabeza de Vaca) at 10:48 AM 0 comments

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The birds

Isn't this just as seen on Hitchcock's movie?? That's just what I thought as walking by near Mexicaltzingo Market. Thankfully the just stay there as I took this shot. Enjoy.

posted by Liz Feliz at 8:42 AM 2 comments

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Detail


A dirty high side of an old bench at Prisciliano Sanchez St.
posted by Liz Feliz at 10:38 AM 0 comments

Friday, June 01, 2007

"Fun" on the street


Red lights in Mexico are way much more than just put your foot on the brake, it means... showtime!! (even when in most of the cases you get kind of depressed after seeing how needed is your people).
I took this while on a red light at Naciones Unidas and Patria Avenue. This guy was playing fireballs while behind of him we can se a partner doing something with a ladder.
I know doing this is much better than stealing, but I can't help but feeling bad about this situation.
posted by Liz Feliz at 10:32 PM 4 comments