Getting ready to leave


Today we are going to Muse about San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Getting Ready to Leave

We are going to head out for Mexico soon.  This time we are flying and taking Teddy, our dog.  Several times in the past we have driven  down  but that is a long trip.  We go to San Miguel de Allende.  Driving, it takes five days going down and four to return. That is a long trip, so we are flying.

City View

City View

San Miguel de Allende is  a small picturesque city in the central mountains north of Mexico City.  It dates back to the 1400’s.

Today it is a world heritage site, home to art galleries, tiendas, theaters, fine restaurants and much history.  It was one of the three cities in which the Mexican Revolution for independence from Spain started in 1810.  Originally it was known as San Miguel el Grande but the name was changed after the revolution.  The military commander who led the insurrection was from San Miguel.  His name was Ignatio Allende.  He did not survive the conflict, but he is a hero to the nation.

Ignacio Allende

Statue of Ignacio Allende

In the center of the old town is the Jardin, or park.

Central Jardin

Central Jardin

And at one end of the square is Allende’s house, now a museum, Museo Casa de Allende.  It is the building on the left.

Home of Ignacio Allende

Home of Ignacio Allende

You can’t see here, but the building is an entire city block.  This was built before 1800!  Many of the buildings in San Miguel de Allende would have eclipsed those of our country at the time.  An interesting bit of trivia:  In 1810, at the start of the Mexican Revolution, San Miguel de Allende was bigger than New York City.

Street scene in San Miguel de Allende

typical San Miguel de Allende street

So we are heading down as we have many times before.  We now know people so it is a time of catching up.  They even have croquet.  To my knowledge it is the only place in latin America that does.

Croquet Club de San Miguel de Allende

Croquet Club de San Miguel de Allende

They also have ruins.

To study the stars

To study the stars

Community dances



And hot springs

La Gruta hot springs

La Gruta hot springs

So when you are thinking of somewhere to which you can escape, you might consider San Miguel de Allende in the mountains of Mexico.  It is a special place.

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 Response to Getting ready to leave

  1. Thomas,
    Nice linocuts!!!

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