Aguascalientes has always been an important transit center - whether for the silver caravans or for the burgeoning rail system. You can get some idea of the former importance of the railways here by looking at the granduer and the size of the rail station here. Time has passed the Mexican rail system by now, however. Trains are only a memory to Aguascalientes' past.
La Ciudad de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes is a city of about a million people, located in Central Mexico. It has informally served as a place for Mexico City "refugees" to relocate to - those people who have grown sick & tired of the crime & pollution in Mexico's capital.
My ex-girlfriend and her son are perfect examples of this, leaving Mexico City for Aguascalientes in 1998.
Here's a typical street scene, showing some musicians heading to a gig.
Aguascalientes is famous for the annual San Marcos Fair. It's a huge exhibition that attracts people from all around Mexico. It offers shopping, eating, drinking, bull fights, amusement rides, and much, much more!
In Dec 2004 this little guy entered the home of my ex-girlfriend and her son. I don't know many details about him yet. If you're familiar with the breed, please drop me a line.