DOS PORTALES (TWO DOORWAYS):
This was shot in the courtyard of a colonial era pension in the city of Valladolid
in the Yucatan. During the Caste War of the Yucatan (1847-
Marquelia is a small town about 150 km south of Acapulco on the coast road. On Sundays
MONASTERIO SAN GABRIEL:
Cholula is between Mexico City and Puebla and is known as “the city of churches”. Families from both colonial cities built elaborate “chapels” there. This is the Franciscan Monastery of San Gabriel, built by monks in the 1540s over top of a destroyed temple to the Aztec God Quetzalcoatl. The missionaries originally tried to supplant indigenous beliefs with Spanish Catholicism, but over time local religion evolved into a hybrid that borrowed the traditions of both. The white pennants streaming from the belfry are typical adornments on churches in Mexico.
This was shot early on a Sunday morning when the streets of Taxco were still empty, except for this one vendor headed for the zocalo. Most of Mexico is hot and dry, so in the cities vendors fill the streets selling refrescos (soft drinks), aguas (fruit drinks made with water) and paletas.