I admit that at first glance this photo might appear to be a photo of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, the old church on Plaza Cívica Ignacio Allende. Construction of Nuestra Señora de la Salud was completed in 1555 or thereabouts by the way. If it were a photo of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, it would therefore constitute a violation of my public oath never again to publish another photo of a church in this blog.
You will notice, however, that Nuestra Señora de la Salud only happens to be in the background. If I were to prohibit myself from publishing any photos wherein churches happen to be in the background, then I would be able to publish few photos taken in town. In point of fact, if you look more closely at this photo . . .
Sunday, 2 September 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
. . . you will clearly see that it is actually a photo of the balloon guys.
Plaza Cívica Ignacio Allende–the statue of General Allende’s horse is situated out of view to the right–is pretty much all Mexican all the time in contrast to El Jardin, the other major plaza uptown that is now flooded with tourists during the “high season.” For this reason I prefer Plaza Cívica Ignacio Allende for my plaza lounging and people watching.
Plaza Cívica Ignacio Allende then.
There is yet another balloon guy here.