Tuesday, August 23, 2011

my trip to Guadalajara

 I just returned from a wonderful 4 days in Guadalajara. I really enjoyed this beautiful city, filled with history, art and public sculptures. The only experience I had had with Guadalajara was driving around the rim road and getting lost for a few hours a couple of years ago. It is the second largest city in Mexico. This time I went on a tour and left the driving to the professionals.

The National Geographic society named Guadalajara as having the second best weather in the world. the first being Sydney Australia and the third being Hawaii.
Boys at play in Guadalajara

Could you resist this cake?

a sculpted chair
 We visited other towns as well, including the town of Tequila - no surprise that that is where the blue agave grows and the tequila is made. I learned all about the distilling process and heard about the 200 year anniversary edition of Jose Cuervo that sold out at $2,000 U.S. dollars a bottle. What a shame that I was not able to buy a few!

Time to order more boards and get back to the studio.
The paseo in Chapala

Colorful street in Ajijic

Los Cuervos (Ravens)

cut metal sculpture in Guadaljara

portion of mural in Mundo Cuervo (tequila production)

more mural

Jose Cuervo park

Tequila "pineapples" waiting for the ovens. Each one weighs from 80 to 120 pounds
In the boat from Chapala to Ajijic

One of the many public sculptures in the city of Guadaljara

Tequila tasting room

The enter of the square in Tequila

More sculpture in Guadaljara

Street in Tequila

Street in Guadalajara

Pedestrian street in Guadalajara

Even the bronzes are tasting tequila

a resting place after the tequila tasting