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Old April 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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In The Heart of Mexico: Colonial Cities

The Mexico of legend is not to be found among the glittering glass and steel of modern complexes, or in the sands of its beaches. The Mexico of legend is in the colonial cities that abound in the country's heartland.

GUADALAJARA

Let's see a little of Guadalajara. Although it is a large city with lots of different areas (including some very modern ones), it's the main population center of the area that gave tequila and mariachis to the world. It doesn't get much more "Mexican" than that!












































































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Old April 27th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #2
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Another great thread I am loving the angles and I can't quite choose a favourite
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Old May 30th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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thanks, sweety! I'd forgotten about this thread! Time for an update.... soon!
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BEAUTIUL AND ANCIENT!
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Old May 30th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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cities with old colonial buildings intact like Guadalajara is something I really behold.
thanks for this and I will be waiting for some update.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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MORELIA

The downtown area of the capital city of the state of Michoacán, was included in the UNESCO world heritage site list in 1991.
The city, which was founded in 1542, was originally named Valladolid, after the beautiful city in Spain. It was renamed Morelia after José María Morelos, one of Mexico’s most enigmatic historical figures and leader during the war of independence.

A few street and square views























Interiors and courtyards
































The city’s artistic treasures include of course, a bunch of churches, which to modern, secular sensitivities, seem to be ridicoulsy abundant!





























None of which is as large and elegant as the cathedral, of course! Although some are older, and more profusely decorated…





















This one, though, has been turned into a library…. Not an altogether bad idea!!










Some façades and details






















Bonus images of the cathedral in the evening







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Fantastic.

I love love LOVE Mexico. This thread just makes me wanna go exploring.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #8
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Indeed fantastic and very nice photos from Mexico
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indeed, these are great colonial legacies.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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Time for a quick update for Guadajara, currently hosting the Pan American Games!

The Mercedes temple, adjacent to the central square















The Iberoamericana library, decorated with murals















The old Government Palace. There was a tequila exhibit when I visited. Tequila is a small town near Guadalajara, BTW. Hundreds of varieties to choose from, from frat-party fuel quality to exquisite top-shelf stuff.



























The central square and the cathedral





















The inside of the cathedral. A mixed bag. Not really grabbed by the white neo-gothic naves...


















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Wow, I am loving all the detail shots and this is wow ....



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great thread!!
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #13
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Love the beautiful pics on this thread....
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Old October 24th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Thanks for your kind comments!
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I love the Spanish colonial cities, towns, villages, neighborhoods and very excited to see this thread. I hope you will continue to post more pictures.
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Fine architecture indeed. The Spanish and their euro-cohorts endowed the 'new world' with some amazing edifices, inspired by 'old Europe' of course. The grille-work on the bandstand is very ornate, just amazing.




The decidely Mexican-style murals blend in very well with the classic euro-style architecture too, whilst also giving the buildings an additional unique artistic, expressive and symbolic dimension, typical of Mexico



Please show more colonial architecture of Mexico is you can.

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Stunning photos of Guadalajara aljuarez! Great show and an abundance of brilliant architecture.
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The architectural and artistic heritage of Mexico is unrivalled in North America.
The architecture is breathtaking and could rival any european settlement.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #19
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PUEBLA

A visit to the city of Puebla is one of the most rewarding day trips from Mexico City, only a couple of hours away. It's a large, prosperous city, home to aeronautical companies and the largest Volkswagen plant in the Americas. The city, founded in 1531, has a large historic core, one of the most elegant and varied in the country.

En route to Puebla from Mexico City, you will ride past the famous volcanoes Popocatépetl ("Smoky Mountain" in náhualt, the aztec language) and Iztaccíhuatl ("White Woman"), measuring 5448 m (about 18,000ft) and 5,284m (17,500ft) respectively. The views of the Iztaccíhuatl are much closer and visible, though. "El Popo" is active; "El Izta" is dormant.







Puebla was always is one of the most traditionally devout Catholic cities in Mexico, a fact others have ridiculed. Puebla is today still relatively conservative but it is also a diverse University city. The traditional aspect is still reflected in the many beautiful, candy-coloured churches that crowd the historic core.














Cute streets with plenty of "al fresco" dining options. And speaking of food, Puebla is the capital of fine Mexican dining. In colonial times (from the 16th to the 19th centuries), wealthy families sent their unmarried daughters to the many convents in Puebla, often with a whole entourage of maids and servants. As you may imagine, some of these convents were not exactly austere places. In between the praying sessions, the women in these convents experimented in their huge kitchens with all kinds of ingredients, inventing some of the most ellaborate, rarified dishes these lands had ever seen. And the tradition lives on!




























Buildings and facades...





















Among the many churches, the Cathedral stands out. Others are older, more ellaborate or luxurious, but none is as big. The huge church is only slightly smaller than the metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.



































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I love how you go into some more detail in both your comments and your photos. I recently overheard a conversation at the cafeteria in my university on that old, boring question about where "North America" starts or ends. The girl insisted North America means a mostly Anglophone culture and part of the "rich world." The boy insisted on the existence of the NAFTA agreement and the fact that the whole of Mexico is far North of the Equator, hence in North America. Being the world's 13th largest economy, and with a population five times larger than Canada's, I fail to see how excluding Mexico of any calculation about the region could be meaningful. And looking at the picture of this thread, it is clear Mexico is already way above the others in the region in terms of cultural treasures too!
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