San Miguel de Allende

These are some of our favorite pictures from our two month stay in San Miguel de Allende.

The Parroquia, or parish church, is beautiful during the night and day.Wedding processions with a donkey and the large puppets are frequently seen around the Jardin at the center of town.

San Francisco church.

Oratorio church.A wall in San Antonio area.  The curve in the wall is to accommodate a tree on the inside.A San Antonio area residential street.The view of Centro and the Parroquia from the mirador.A corner niche on one of the buildings.Strawberries at the weekly market.One of the beautiful cactus plants you see around town.Aldama street is a favorite anytime of the day.

The sanctuary of Atotonilco.Elaborate feather headdresses prevailed at the Festival of Our Lord of the Conquest.There was a parade of children to welcome spring.  Most of the children wore animal costumes.For Viernes de Dolores, many houses made elaborate shrines and welcomed visitors with a sweet treat such as ice cream.Barrel cactus at the botanical gardens.We saw two Palm Sunday processions.A storm at sunset from the roof of the Rosewood Hotel.On one night before Easter the tradition is to visit seven churches in Centro that are decorated for the occasion.This was taken at the Holy Wednesday procession.Easter Sunday features a raucous and fun event, Blow Up Judas, where puppets of evil people are hung over the street and blown up.  That is Trump in the center rear.  The biggest ovation of the day was when he was blown up.

The Jardin in Dolores Hidalgo.Mineral de Pozos, a former silver mining town.

The moon rising over the Jardin.The Parroquia on a stormy night from the roof of the Rosewood Hotel.

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