3 Encuentro Nacional de Danza Folklória

Last night Bill and I walked up to Plaza Civica to see the Folklória dancers. This is Independence weekend in San Miguel so there were lots of people in the plaza for the show. I have to say that Folklória is one of my favorite things to watch. Last night the lighting wasn’t great, but the dancers were wonderful so I tried my best to get a few nice photos. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

Las Bestias Danzan

Las Bestias Danzan (Dance of the Beasts) was held in the El Jardin last night. Unfortunately, they didn’t get started until late and there was no light. Oh, well, these figures are really fun to watch as they dance around the plaza. Here are a few photos from the evening. Enjoy!

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.

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!

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!