December 19, 2018: Guanajuato


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After spending the morning and part of the afternoon working on my blog, I was glad to get two posts published and head out for a walk. I really didn’t have anything in mind when I headed out. I just needed to walk.

As I turn left at the end of my street, I found myself admiring the old building that houses a french restaurant that has been recommended. I am having too much fun cooking to be eating out. I am not even buying street food right now.

On the main drag I turned away from town, since I had no pressing reason to go to Centro. This took me through a nice little park.

Looking back at the park, as I was leaving.

I have noticed a lot of classic Volkswagen beetles around town. I will have to do a post of nothing but beetles. I loved how this yellow one looked against the red of the church, Templo de San Javier.

I skirted around the hotel El Camino Real, following the road around until I saw an interesting building ahead. At first I thought it was a castel. Then I got a good look at it and realized that it was a modern construction. Thanks to Shad! (Click here to find out more than you ever needed to know about castles.) The Hotel Castillo Santa Cecilia was built in 1951. I think I would rather stay in my AirBnb.

After being disappointed with the “Castle” I circled and made my way back towards town. I enjoyed the vistas as I went.

One of the many tunnels that handle the lion’s share of traffic in town.

Once in town, I just wandered around enjoying the visual stimulation, including Monumento al Pipila Guanajuato, which towers over the town. maybe one day I will hike up there. It is said that the view of town is stunning from the area around the base. I was zoomed pretty far, so it is much further than it looks.

The windmill is part of the Christmas decorations.
Plaza De La Paz
A nativity scene in the Plaza De La Paz

Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato, in the Plaza De La Pax
When I took this photo, I didn’t notice the boy. He makes a nice human touch to the scene.
Most all the pedestrian crossings have this high bumps, forcing the cars to slow down, and removing the need to paint the crosswalks.

When my watch told me that I had met my exercise goal, I turned around and headed home.

I just now noticed Jardin Del Cantador. I will have two walk there soon.
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