Monday, May 24, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 33

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Click to visit other sites.

Guanajauto, Mexico - The capitol city of the state of Guanajuato. I took this photo from the statue of the freedom fighter El Pipilia (Pepe).
I loved this hedge in front of the church. It turned out to be trees.
This is a close-up of the statue.

This is from the town looking back up to the statue from the same church.

Here is a view of the front of the church.

I have been to wonderful places for a photographer in My World.

37 comments:

Rose said...

I cannot imagine what it felt like to be in the midst of all that...can't imagine everything being packed so tight together.

Dirkjogt said...

I just love the first picture, all these houses and so many colors. Great!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Tom! What wonderful memories your photos brought to me today! I lived in Mexico for a year and went to Guanajauto many times and loved it! These were such fun to see! It is such a lovely city as are all the historical cities in that area. Thanks for the fun! Have a great week!

Sylvia

imac said...

Beautiful Tom, such workmanship.

KaHolly said...

WOW! Talk about culture shock. So quaint, and packed in well! ~ks

Carolyn said...

Great photos Tom of a beautiful part of the world, especially in the spring. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Smiles

Samson said...

Beautiful captures Tom! the is magnificient, loved the artwork, the interiors must be beautiful too

Gumbaz, Srirangapatna

J Bar said...

Wonderful place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

reanaclaire said...

These places are just like what in the movies... so historical.. this is one town i never heard of.. thanks for sharing with us here..

Life Ramblings said...

Mexico looks like an amazing place to visit. i love the houses, sculptures and architecture. thanks for the tour.

Lorac said...

Wow that church is something! The gradens look amazing!

SandyCarlson said...

Pepe's quite the dude. What an incredible place that must have been to experience.

Rajesh said...

Amazing place with beautiful architecture. The shots are amazng.

Gaelyn said...

I love the bright colors and antiquity found in Mexico. You've captured the feeling well Tom.

luna miranda said...

what a delightful scenery, colorful and very interesting. beautiful details of the church facade.

LadyFi said...

I love the riot of colours and impressive buildings.

Regina said...

Wow such beautiful place!
Thanks again for sharing.

Philip said...

Thanks for the Pic Tom nice shot of the peacock. These houses seem to be right on top of each other does not seem like a car can drive between them :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love the shots taken from the sky Tom. In some places it is as crowded as here.

Hilary said...

Wow.. that first photo is stunning. Great shots all around but that top shot.. is a top shot! :)

Craver Vii said...

So many buildings. A busy place for sure, but I like the kaleidoscope of colors they use for those structures. A thought just occurred to me. If you turned that photo into a jigsaw puzzle, I'll bet it would be a challenging one!

EcoRover said...

What a rich & storied place. I love Mexico & its people, it is so sad to see the country experiencing the Hell it's now in.

Shelley said...

Beautiful, beautiful! You are bringing back so many great memories for me - I was in that town 4 years ago. I remember driving through those long tunnels - scary! But beautiful architecture. You highlighted it well in your photographs!

Nikki-ann said...

What an interesting meme... I will have to join in one week :)

It's been an interesting visit - Great photos!

EG Wow said...

Mexico is soooo different from the rest of North America!

Dar said...

There is definitely architectural pride all around. I love the green in the center of it all.
Blessya

JOE TODD said...

A lot of history.. Great post

Cricket said...

Wow - I'm with Hilary... that first shot is tremendous. Well done and congratulations on the potw.

NJ said...

Awesome shots. I didn't see where they were shot and I just had to know where this place was. It is very different than the other places I've been in Mexico.

An acquaintance from Canada, John Boxtel who owns a hotel in Oaxacu was commissioned to do a large statue of Juan Diego. I googled it but was unable to find out if he ever completed this work.

Land of shimp said...

Oh my goodness, and look at your banner picture! What a visual treat I'm having by visiting here.

Congratulations on the post of the week mention at Hilary's blog, by the way.

I know that there is likely all sorts of things going on in that area. Perhaps crowds bustle. I know that certain travel programs assure me that I would want to keep very close track of my wallet, for instance and yet...doesn't it look like you have gained a window back through time?

It just looks as if it is an image from a far more elegant time.

Thank you for showing me your world. Mine involves walking my dog now, and I will doubtless have to pick up dog poo in the course of that. Thank you for the beauty infusion before I undertake that task!

slommler said...

Beautiful photos!! Amazing colors!
Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Daryl said...

I am here via Hilary's to say congrats on TPOW mention!

Joanna Jenkins said...

And now i feel like I've been to a wonderful place too-- thanks to you. That first shot is stunning!

Stopping by from Hilary's to say congratulations on your POTW mention!

Have a great day,
jj

Cezar and Léia said...

Very colourful dwellings, pretty much like the Mexican spirit! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Tipper said...

I love the spots of color in the first pic-just wow!

Jack and Joann said...

Wonderful pics of Mexico. Mexico is getting lots of bad press but your pics would make anyone want to pack a bag and head south of the border!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I must agree with you. So much character!