Friday, February 10, 2017

Guanajuato II Part 3. Under historical bridges and alleyways

A Sunday I went to mass with my sister in law. I spotted this cute bridge and found information about the street and the bridge. The city of Guanajuato is an open museum because events related to the Independence of Mexico happened here or in the surrounding towns. This narrow alleyway for pedestrians is one example. There's a plaque in the wall which quotes:

"The 28th of September of 1810, the priest of fatherland Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and his Insurgent Army went down by this Slope of Owl and took this city. My sister in law and I explored the area and found that this bridge was built in 1778 and it is named Puente del Campanero (bridge of the bell ringer). That bridge leads to a cafe where we had breakfast next day, the same day I sketched it.

Later that day on this covered alleyway with arches, named Pasaje Baron Alejandro de Humboldt, I captured a QuinceƱaera photo session. Her beautiful pink dress and the big reflective umbrella attracted the attention of by passers and mine. The left door near the sing post was a prison, there's a plaque on the wall which quotes "Royal Prison, where prisoners where released by the Insurgent Army, the 28th of September of 1810 and who of course joined the libertarian movement and helped to the triumph of patriots over the realists, in this city". So cool to find history in every corner. Click here for Part 4.

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