Burton-If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk: Chapala’s historic buildings and their former occupants

Tony Burton’s thoroughly researched and utterly fascinating book If Walls Could Talk, published by Sombrero Books, takes us through the surprising and richly textured history of Chapala’s past from the mid-eighteen hundreds onwards. I had no idea that this laid back, seemingly staid resort town on the shores of Jalisco’s Lake Chapala could have had […]

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El Palomar monument, Guadalajara © Paul Hudson 2023

Luis Barragán’s architectural legacy in Guadalajara

In March 2023 the city of Guadalajara dedicated a new monument to world-renowned engineer-architect Luis Barragán. The monument, El Palomar, was originally designed by Barragán in the 1970s but did not come to fruition until many years after his death. Barragán’s career has been extensively documented. However, the emphasis has usually been  on his later […]

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Ajijic, Chapala, Jocotepec – Mexico’s Lake Chapala region: resource page

The Lake Chapala region (numerous villages stretching from Jocotepec on the northwest corner of the lake to Ajijic and Chapala further east) continues to grow in popularity among American and Canadian retirees looking for winter warmth and plenty of activities. The area has many attractions and comforts, and yet, not everyone can live happily here […]

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Tony Burton – bibliography

BOOKS (and chapters in books) MAPS ACADEMIC JOURNALS TRAVEL ARTICLES ECONOMIC NEWSLETTERS TRANSLATIONS CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 2022 Si las paredes pudieron hablar: edificios históricas de Chapala y sus antiguos habitantes (translation of If Walls Could Talk) 2022 A postcard history of Lake Chapala 2022 Foreign Footprints in Ajijic: Decades of Change in a Mexican Village 2021 […]

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