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Today’s photo comes from my trip to Guanajuato, Mexico last October.

“Las Calles de Guanajuato” by Loreta Rangel Villasenor

Ashland Calle Guanajuato

Ashland’s Calle Guanajuato

“Las Calles de Guanajuato” (The Streets of Guanajuato) was painted by Guanajuato artist Loreta Rangel Villasenor in 2016. In 2019 I was able to see see, and photograph, the Ashland version in Guanajuato. Photos will be coming here soon.

City of Ashland plaque… in Guanajuato, Mexico

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City of Ashland (Guanajuato 1999)

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This year is the 50th year of partnership between the cities of Ashland, Oregon and Guanajuato, Mexico. I happen to be in Mexico at the moment, teaching at the University of Guanajuato. A few days ago I took a bus from the center of Guanajuato to the bus station (so that I could change buses and head to San Miguel de Allende). I was surprised to see a giant mural of Ashland out the bus window on the left. So yesterday I headed back to that location for a closer look. Behind the mural was this plaque commemorating the 30 year anniversary. Photos of the mural coming here soon…

Guanajuato lectures in Ashland

Guanajuato, Mexico

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Guanajuato Nights

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UG MiM students @ Crater Lake

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Guanajuato MiM group @ Crater Lake

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Last summer I taught in Guanajuato, Mexico for SOU’s MiM program. One MiM student from Ashland traveled to Mexico to take the class. The Mexican students got to thinking that they should do what that Ashland student did and take a MiM class in Ashland. So this summer most of my class from last summer came to Ashland and took a class. On their off day we went to Crater Lake.

Another from Ashland’s sister city

Guanajuato bearded mexican man shop owner birds in window mexico

Yes, those are birds in cages in the windows upstairs. I could hear them from across a wide and busy street. It was only when I looked for where the sound was coming from that I saw the bearded man.

View from El Gallo Pitagorico

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Guanajuato blue hour

Blue Italian restaurant on the hill

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El Gallo Pitagorico (Guanajuato restaurant)

I first visited El Gallo Pitagorico about 10 years ago. I don’t remember the food on that evening, only the view and the chairs.

The ownership recently changed, and we had the good fortune to talk to the new owner. She speaks English, is very nice, and she is making El Gallo Pitagorico even better. She told us she had to let some workers go because they weren’t that good at what they do. I saw her training the employees to be perfectionists.

Our food was very good. After dinner, the new owner said we could go upstairs and watch the sunset from their future bar. The bar is far from finished at this point, but El Gallo Pitagorico will only get better.

Easy to find, look for the blue restaurant on the hillside when you are at the Don Quixote statue on the side of the Hotel San Diego.

28 de Septiembre

guanajuato after dark

Guanajuato after dark

Today’s photo come from a little stretch of Guanajuato famous for its part in the history of Mexican Independence. I was in Guanajuato on September 28 about 10 years ago. That was a crazy celebration.