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El Pipila

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Guanajuato, Mexico

On a third or fourth visit to a city, you need to do something different to experience the place with fresh eyes. Such was the case on the morning I went for a random walk away from Guanajuato’s town center and took today’s photo. I ended up in a residential neighborhood up in the hills. This is not the typical view of El Pipila, usually photographed from the statue’s base or from the part of town near Teatro Juarez. I’ll show you the more common photo of El Pipila in a future entry.

Teatro Juarez (Guanajuato, Mexico)


The Juarez Theater in Guanajuato is beautiful on the outside, day or night. Even though I have been to Guanajuato four times now, this last trip was the first time I entered the theater. The inside is stunning as well. Events held inside are usually cheap or free so be sure to check out the interior too if you ever visit Guanajuato.

Skeleton graffiti

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Guanajuato tunnel graffiti of a skeleton

There seems to be more “Day of the Dead” type graffiti, souvenirs, etc. in Guanajuato than other parts of Mexico. Perhaps it is because of the mummies. In any event, graffiti of this nature in a dark tunnel provides extra impact.

Guanajuato’s most famous viewpoint

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Six-photo photomerged panorama from El Pipila in Guanajuato, Mexico

The view from El Pipila is always excellent, but when the sun is about to go down and two days of heavy storms have just concluded things can go from excellent to outstanding.

Hot Demon Fear @ Los Lobos (Guanajuato, Mexico)

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Hot Demon Fear was better than my expectations. They played a few of their own songs, but mostly Hot Demon Fear covered tunes based on audience requests. I don’t remember them all now, but they included several Led Zeppelin songs, a couple from Megadeth, Black Sabbath’s “Into the Void”, Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper”, and others.

Great band, really solid in every aspect. The crowd went nuts and packed the place. I had to leave (just before 1 a.m.) before they finished as I needed to use the bathroom really badly, but the line was so long I figured it would be quicker if I just walked back to my hotel to use the facilities there.

You can listen to Hot Demon Fear’s original music here.

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Erik de la Vega of Guanajuato’s “Hot Demon Fear” @ Los Lobos

Mexico Mickey Mouse

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Guanajuato Mickey Mouse graffiti

I just finished hour two of my seven-hour Los Angeles layover. At least they have free wifi in LAX.

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