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Festival Photos and Videos

Festival Photos and Videos

  Festival of San Miguel Photos and Videos from various years: Danza al Pie de La Bufa de Zacatecas Raza de Bronce Los Olmecas de Aguascalientes The Saturday Horse procession, Xuchiles, and big parade The festival of San Miguel begins in the wee hours of […]

Cañada de la Virgen

Cañada de la Virgen

Today we visited Cañada de la Virgen, the pyramid site outside of San Miguel de Allende.  The site was built by the Otomí Indians around 500 BC and was inhabited until the 1500’s. You go with a guide and are driven to within a 20-25 […]

Quinceañera!

Quinceañera!

Karen, Elvia’s daughter, turned 15 last week.  Her quinceañera was last night. Everything up through dinner was as expected, but the “dancing” begins with an hour long ritual that includes dance, performance, fireworks (inside) and showers of confetti all of which acknowledge moving out of […]

Gelatina, As Art

Gelatina, As Art

What can I can say about these beautiful gelatin desserts but WOW!  They are made by a local person who has obviously spent years in her kitchen playing around in this medium.  They are works of art, almost impossible to imagine how she made each […]

Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Musem

Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Musem

One Reason to love Mexico City: Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Museum in Coyoacan. Over his lifetime, Diego Rivera collected 50,000 pieces of pre-hispanic art. According to the museum staff he bought from ‘archaeologists’ who robbed temple sites and had a hand in taking pieces himself. Slideshow:

Trees of Life and Other Clay Work

Trees of Life and Other Clay Work

Arbol de la vida, the tree of life.  They come in a variation of themes – Adam and Eve, the nacimiento, Noah’s arc, God overseeing his kingdom as well as scenes from nature, the animal kingdom, traditional Mexican scenes and dia de los muertos trees. […]

The Molcajete

The Molcajete

Not much I can say that the video doesn’t convey. The Molcajete meal at Ten Ten Pie – the bubbling one pot meal which is as good as it looks!  A combination of arrachera, chorizo, fried panela, grilled nopales, green onions, avocado and cilantro in […]

New Church Announcement

New Church Announcement

They came by at 6am this morning, rockets and all. The procession wound through town, past all the other churches for a blessing, then returned to our street about 1pm. The new church in our neighborhood opened its doors today and this is the formal […]

Virgen de Guadalupe Novenas

Virgen de Guadalupe Novenas

Last night was the 6th Novena for the Guadalupe in our neighborhood. Each day more people come and live music arrived on the fourth Novena. Don’t let the peacefulness of it fool you or make you nostalgic for simpler times because once it got started, […]

Dia de los Muertos 2000, 2012 & 2013

Dia de los Muertos 2000, 2012 & 2013

A slideshow of altars, celebrations and the cemetery in 2000, 2012 and 2013

The Blessing of San Miguel

The Blessing of San Miguel

Pilgrimage of San Miguel to the Parroquia to be blessed for the upcoming town celebration – The Festival of San Miguel 2011 Blessing of San Miguel from Suzanne da Rosa on Vimeo. This Weekend’s Festivities:

Museo Antropologia

Museo Antropologia

Mexico City, the museum of anthropology. There’s more than I can write pecking a letter at a time on my iPhone so here’s some photos until I can get to my computer

Locos Parade 2011

Locos Parade 2011

Every June in San Miguel de Allende, they celebrate the feast day of San Antonio de Padua with first, Rockets beginning at about 4am, followed by religious processions and masses and a full size carnival with lots of kiddie rides, ending a week later with […]

Elvia’s Family

Elvia’s Family

I haven’t done an update on Elvia’s family in a long time.  For those of  you who haven’t read about Elvia, it begins with the post titled The Novena and a Tragedy.  Other stories about her family can be found by searching ‘Elvia’

Living in the Neighborhoods

Living in the Neighborhoods

I won’t say that wonderful events don’t happen downtown, because they do. But when things happen out in the neighborhoods they have a character all their own, an organic feel to them – like everyone just chipped in whatever they had that day and said […]

Corazon Amoroso

Corazon Amoroso

Master artisan José Luz has been creating art out of tin for over fifty years. In the four minute video below I follow José Luz while he works on a new piece. The resulting piece emerges from many hours of design time, a day and […]

Semana Santa Processions

Semana Santa Processions

Photos from the stations of the cross processions and Good Friday’s  Santo Encuentro procession. [hgallery3 id=”323″ render=”smoothgallery”]

Palm Sunday, 2011

Palm Sunday, 2011

For starters, a few photos.. more to come

Viernes de Dolores

Viernes de Dolores

Viernes de Dolores, Friday of sorrows, the day that altars are built to honor Mary’s pain. Our neighbor constructed this beautiful altar this morning and is serving drinks and snacks to everyone who comes by today to visit.

Pilgrimage from Atotonilco to San Miguel

Pilgrimage from Atotonilco to San Miguel

Two sunday’s before Easter, Sr. de la Columna, the Virgin of Dolores and San Juan are removed from their places in the santuario, wrapped in silk scarves, covered, then carried in an all night pilgrimage to San Miguel for the upcoming Semana Santa celebrations and […]

Follow up to Virgin of Guadalupe

Follow up to Virgin of Guadalupe

Slow but sure, I am catching up on my video footage.  December 12, the celebration for the Virgen de Guadalupe.  The celebrations started a few blocks down from our house where several new altars were built this year and a pilgrimage began on foot and […]

Tin Candle Boats

Tin Candle Boats

I’ve been playing around with some of my tin artisans and here’s a little boat we made this week. These just make me smile 🙂 Tin Toy Boat from Suzanne da Rosa on Vimeo. Been having fun doing this instead of writing to the blog. […]

Virgin of Guadalupe

Virgin of Guadalupe

Today is the Virgin of Guadalupe’s day. December 12th. Last night, two streets down, our neighbors held the last novena for the Guadalupe and sang songs to her from 7PM until… well, they are still singing.  I awoke several times during the night to the […]

100 Years of Tin Work in SMA

100 Years of Tin Work in SMA

Cien Años de la Artesania en Hojalata de San Miguel de Allende An update to the post below – the film has been selected to be shown this Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 6pm on the main stage in the Jardin in San Miguel as […]