As I wander the streets of San Miguel de Allende in the mountains of Mexico my senses are caressed, challenged, tickled, and surprised.
The delicious smells: fresh fruits, chicken and beef mixed with peppers and onions roasting over a sidewalk burner, hot tortillas, and homemade tamales.
The vibrant colors: abundant fresh flowers of all hues, and paintings adorning sidewalk walls.
The raucous sounds always present from dawn to late night of music, parades, firecrackers, conversations that cause neighbors to stop and chat, and children giggling, squealing, crying as they play at the Jardin.
With every step, I am reminded that I am alive, breathing, living, enjoying, seeing, hearing, feeling, experiencing.
So, I decided to do a photographic series of blogs focused on the things I see, taste, feel, and enjoy in this remarkable city. Hopefully you will enjoy these posts that will welcome you to San Miguel de Allende.
I’m starting this series with what I call street art: the murals that local artists paint on buildings that line almost every street. Some are political, some whimsical, some beautiful, some dramatic. But all show great talent, and wonderful perception of life as it is lived in San Miguel.
A message from the artist to the American president…