Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Circus hit town

When I am in San Miguel de Allende, you never know what is around the next corner and  when the circus is in town, watch out!  The sign says, "Danger, do not get close, savage animal."

On my way back from the market, there was a man selling tickets to the circus with a rather sleepy (or sedated) cat in the cage!  The next day a pick up truck was driving around town with a pony is the back and a load speaker advertising the circus.  When I was at the Pemex station filling the car up with gas, there was a big, unattended cage with a leopard in it pacing back in forth advertising the circus.

For only ten pesos per person, less than a US dollar, I could go to the circus.  Only in Mexico and the kids just love it!

Friday, November 4, 2011

At the end of the day....

Late afternoon in San Miguel de Allende is probably my favorite time of day.  The lighting is spectacular.
The sunsets around the church and convent of La Concepcion are always a site to be seen.  The church is known as Las Monjas (the nuns) by the locals.
The sky just lite up with the setting sun.
The stone mason responsible for the design of the Monjas church modeled the dome after the dome of Les Invalides in Paris.  As the sun was setting, the lights around the dome went on illuminating the saints.  A statue of the Immaculate Conception graces the top. It is one of my favorite sights in the evening and one I can view from my mirador (roof top patio).