Either my webbly app or wifi connection at our hotel in Arotonilco sucks and can't upload all my pictures...Grrrrr!!!
One of the new things we added for this ttears Blue Agave Tour, was a guided tour of Guadalajara's beautiful downtown area, our good friend and fellow BATmemeber, Clayton Szczeck of Experience Tequila. While I did not write down everything that he told us - and there was a lot of great info - I did get some good pics and a little bit of info to share with y'all!
And so it begins...
These murals were painted in the ________ by Gabriel Flores between 1962 and 1964, depicting the conquest of Mexico, and the settlement of Gudalajara.
The beautiful cathedra was built in 1618, is one of the few in the world that has received the bestow meant of a "Minor Vasilica" by the Vatican due to the relic of St. Innocence the Martyr. While I had been here before, I noticed for the first time the Free Mason's logo...
This man played the saddest song on his trumpet.
José Orozco is one of the greatest artists of all time, and a treasure of Mexico. Not only did he not have a left hand (as he blew it up making fireworks), but he was nearly blind and had to literally press his face up to, whatever it was that he was painting. Sr. Orozco was not a fan of the church or government, but somehow he ended up painting murals in the government buildings in Guadalara and Mexico City, as well as the Hospicio de Cabañas (no pics from there today, but will post some soon). The following mural was at La Palacio de Gobierno.
Cocktail time at La Fuente. Founded in 1921, this is the oldest bar in Guadalajara.
While in Guadalara, we stayed at the Hotel Morales. This place is really nice and highly recommended!!
We have about 27 people on this years Blue Agave Tour, which technically starts at 10am with a tour of the historic downtown area of Guadalajara by our good friend and fellow BAT member, Clayton Szczeck of Experience Tequila. Anyway, most of us met down here yesterday an we had a tasty dinner at La Fonda and shared a bottle of Pueblo Viejo reposado. We then headed back to the hotel where a few of us met upstairs for some vintage El Jimador blanco (bottled in 1999, and at 40% alc, not the watered down 38 or 35% jive that is currently on the Mexican market), Don Anastacio blanco, vintage Arette Gran Clase, and Tulum añejo, all topped off with some tasty lemon frosted cookies made by Gail!
Just a taste of what is to come...