La Alborada Parade

I attended the La Alborada parade this morning. If you ever want to visit San MIguel de Allende, be sure to come here during La Alborada. The weekend-long celebration is really something to see—including this wonderful parade with so many different groups od dancers being represented.

I managed to shoot over 1,100 photos of the parade and I’m still going through them. I’s gonna take some time to go through them all, but I wanted to post of few of the ones that caught me eye. Be sure to come back for more photos. I’ll try to get through them as soon as possible. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these first few images.

Papantla Flying Acrobats

This weekend is La Alborada in San Miguel de Allende. The festivities began with a performance from the Papantla flying acrobats. They climb a 50-foot pole and then spin down to the ground on ropes while one guy sits on top playing a flute and banging his little drum. It’s really fun to watch. Most of the flyers are about 3-feet tall 🙂

We were told that there would be fireworks later in the evening, but they never happened so I got a nice shot of one of the church domes at night.


La Presa Allende

My friend Randy and I took his 4-wheel budgie out to the La Press Wednesday morning. Although I’ve driven past the La Press at least 100 times, I had never visited the shore. I didn’t realize it was such a robust habitat for birds and that there were so many folks making bricks along the shore. Here are a few photos from our outing. Enjoy!

Mexican Independence in San Miguel de Allende

Well, it’s been quite a weekend Mexican Independence celebrations. We were invited to a beautiful cocktail party at Mike and Tony’s home to start the festivities Sunday night. Their home is beautiful, the dog, Lucy, is as sweet as she can be and the guests enjoyed the evening looking over the city.

Later Sunday night, Bill and I walked home. I then drove over to Kathy and Michael’s home for some photos of the fireworks. The Jardin surrounding the Parroquia was packed with people so we decided to catch some photos from the rooftop of their new, unfinished home in Vista Antigua. We weren’t disappointed. It was a wonderful show and it even started on time. Fireworks were set off over the Parroquia and we think out towards the new Live Agua Hotel. The Parroquia was also with lit-up with green and red lights as well.

This morning, Monday, Bill and I got up and headed down to the Ancha for the parade. We sat in the window of Monet Café and the parade came by about 10:20am. This was a bit of a surprise as the parade wasn’t supposed to start until 11:00am. I guess they couldn’t wait. Anyway, the parade was full of military formations, bands (all playing the same music), public service folks and their vehicles and people on horseback.

NOTE: Bill is an ambassador for the SMA Community Foundation and the foundation recently bought the Bomberos (firefighters) and new truck so Bill stepped out during the parade to congratulate the fire chief driving the new truck.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the weekend of celebrations. Enjoy!

A Walk Around Town

Walking around San Miguel de Allende is always fun. You just never know what you’re going to find on any given day. Bill and I headed into Centro to take care of some business so I took my camera along. Here are just a few photos from the day. Enjoy!

Coronación de La Reina de Las Fiestas Patrias y Regionales 2019

Sunday night at Plaza Civica they held a (for lack of a better description) beauty contest. The contestants were dressed in their finest dresses and gowns. I didn’t get all the contestants photos, but here are a few from the evening. What made the evening more fun was that one of the contestants is a former student from Bill’s English class. They also featured a wonderful trio of opera singers and, of course, a Mariachi group. Enjoy!

Saint Michael’s Parade

Sunday was St. Michael’s parade through Centro. This parade, I’m told, is the preview of a much larger parade in September. It wasn’t the largest parade I’ve seen in San Miguel, but the native Indian costumes were wonderful. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. Enjoy!