Ladies: ignore cat calls, whistles, "¡MAMACITA!"
In lovely Guadalajara, if you are on a public way & you have boobs & a vagina (vagina not mandatory, so drag queens delight in this), you may attract unpleasant extended glances, stares, cat calls, chiflas & other unnecessary macho outbursts. Do as the locals do & neither avert your eyes, stop your conversation or pay them a sigh. Feign complete ignorance. Any reciprocation will invite further unwanted attention.
something like Bistro??
This little restaurant offers wine tasting every 15 days, also no corkage fee on thursdays, they have a wide variety of wood over pizzas, onion soup, some french delicacies, paninis and pasta dishes. Onion soup was great , with a piece of fried french cheese on it .
Palacio de Gobierno
As you continue on your quest for Orozco’s murals this should be your next stop. Built in 1643 this wonderful old building is part of the executive branch of the government of Jalisco. It is home to two of Orozco’s murals, one of Father Miguel Hidalgo and one of Juarez in the 1850’s, are on display. The building is very beautiful and has a military-style facade with balconies and eleven windows lined in two rows
Make sure you know that it is closed for siesta between 2 and 4 we got there at 2 PM it is a working goverment office.
Monuments and Sculptures in Guadalajara
Guadalajara has many monuments and sculptures, large and small. I thought these arches along the main thouroughfare near the Magno Centro mall were very nice.
Oh yeah, "Slug Bug Red"!!
This frieze at the back of the Teatro Dellogado in El Centro depicts the meeting of the European explorers and the Native Americans
Father Hidalgo is an extremely revered figure of the Mexican Revolution. You will see statues of him all over the place. Each town also seems to have a major thouroughfare named for him.
This is in the plaza in the Historic District in El Centro.
This was a very impressive monument in a roundabout of major thoroughfares. I took this photo out the window of the bus to Tequila, so it is not a very good picture.
This a monument to the people of the state of Jalisco. The inscription reads "Jalisco a sus hijos esclarecidos".
All around this monument are statues of various Mexican historical figures.
All around El Centro area there are various sculptures, fountains, and monuments.
I found this sculpture rather amusing.
The boy to the front right is spitting water. The boy to the front left is holding a fish spitting water. The boy to the back left is holding a turtle spitting water. And the boy to the back right, YES, he is doing what it appears he is doing, "Ahhhh Relief" HA!
This is in a street a block south of the Historic District. Along this street there are many shops and street vendors. It is a crowded area with many people wandering around, shopping, eating and so on.