San Miguel de Allende…

October 14, 2010

As the saying goes, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”  San Miguel is a nice town, quite colonial and pretty to look at.  Aside from that, it is quite touristy and has an overwhelming x-patriot presence, making it indeed feel like the Mexican Disneyland.  I will say however that we hung out for the Friday night light show they cast on the church with lasers and it was really quite impressive.  Running for about 15 minutes, the show takes you step by step, in its laser light fashion, through the course of Mexico history.  At the time, the show had been occurring only through the month of September during the bicentennial celebration time, but we heard the shopkeepers are trying to make it a permanent fixture in San Miguel every Friday night.  Aside from the lasers, I was very happy to leave and continue our heading east toward Lake Chapala.

 

Mexican Disneyland indeed...

Festive as always...

As the sun goes down, the celebrations begin...

...and soon there are street performances everywhere...

Another one of my favorite translations...

The Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, which mason Zeferino Gutierrez constructed based of a postcard of a Belgian church...

The show begins promptly at 9:15. Seen here are the colors and patterns representing Mexican indigenous crafts...

...and later on an image of Miguel Allende himself...

Unfortunately what I couldn't seem to get past was how much of San Miguel was like this...

 

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2 Responses to “San Miguel de Allende…”

  1. goatbreath said

    didn’t Miguel Allende have something to do with the 1810 war of independence from spain? sounds right but i am probably wrong….i hope he is related somehow to salvador allende but i guess i will have to wait for you to get to Chile:)

  2. goatbreath said

    tejas has rightfully taken a beating in many ways recently. awesome pic maaaaaaazers.

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