Brendamom (brendamom) wrote,
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Guanajuato

The view down the Hall.

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It was in the 80's by day and rained almost every night. The is a morning flower on the rooftop garden at Alma del Sol.

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Hugo, our charming English speaking host made Margarita's for us one night.

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Breakfast always started with coffee, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice and scones. This was followed by breakfast tortilla or egg dish.

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My room was right across from what used to be a Jesuit Monastery, but now is operated by the Catholic Church. Still, at night you can hear the priests chanting as the pigeons roost in windows. They ring a bell on the hour, I think..and it really has a terrible hollow off-key tone. Very Loud. It sounded as if it was located in my closet.

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Hugo was raised a Catholic, but left because there was too much guilt in the Church The current Padre, Hugo refers to As Padre Pollo (chicken) The priest is organizing a program for young orphan girls. Hugo says "There is talk."

The Church is dimly lit and its walls are crumbling. Apparently there is a restoration project going on.
One night as Anna and I looked out our balcony door, she said, "There is a devil in there- I'm not kidding." You could see a dim shadow of a Saint or Jesus or something in the window- I told her it was a shadow of something else, not the devil. But it was unsettling. I went back a few minutes later to make sure the shadow hadn't moved. It hadn't.
Who knows when a child sees beyond apparent reality?
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