Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Before the three kings arrive on the 6th and Christmas starts morphing into the Mexican fiesta calendar, I thought I would publish my version of a yule police lineup.

The photograph on the left is this year's record-breaking (and traffic-snarling) Christmas tree in Mexico City. Beautifully photographed by my friend and fellow blogger, Gary Denness.

The photograph on the right is the much-maligned spire of La Parroquia in San Miguel de Allende.

Is it just me or do they look like fraternal twins separated at birth?

I am reluctant to draw the conclusion for fear that the Magic Kingdom Gang will get some clever ideas on how to dress up the SMA churches for Christmas next year. Richard, are you listening?

After all, 2010 is going to be a big year for Mexico -- 100 years since the Revolution; 200 years since Independence. There will be plenty of opportunities for dress-up this year.


Jackie said...

I saw the new $100 and $200 peso commerative bills yesterday. They are very nicely done.The dressing up has already begun.

Steve Cotton said...

Jackie -- I have seen the new $200 notes, but not the new $100s. I really like the $200s.

Anonymous said...

Si Senor escucho un poco

Babs said...

Good gosh, not only the churches but the highways! They are widening the road from Delores Hidalgo to San Miguel to 4 lanes for all the traffic. They've already expanded the road from Queretaro to San Miguel - the 2010 road "they" call it!

Steve Cotton said...

Richland -- Perhaps a gang yet undiscovered in the wilds of SMA?

Babs -- I would be happy to have the potholes dressed with sand in Melaque.