Artesania in San Miguel de Allende

Artesania: Behind the Scenes in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato

Admit it. Next to simmering on the beach or sunning poolside slathered in oil, you visit Mexico to shop. In fact, if you’re a real shopper you bypass beach resorts altogether. On at least one trip each year, you head into the interior, into cities such as Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Morelia, San Miguel de Allende, and […]

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The upper arcade of the convent overlooks the central courtyard and echoes the interior passageways that allow entry into the private quarters. The Ex-Convento de San Pablo Apostol in Yuriria, Michoacan dates from the 16th century. This original photograph forms part of the Olden Mexico collection. © Darian Day and Michael Fitzpatrick, 2010

Afternoon in Yuriria: a 16th century convent in Guanajuato

It was a chance thing, really. We were heading for Patzcuaro, almost due south of Guanajuato where we had spent the past several days on a photography and business junket. While we were checking out of our small hotel just this side of the tunnels that snake under old Guanajuato, the otherwise taciturn gentleman who […]

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