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Archive for: March, 2016

Capilla de Piedra−Impact Approved

By Jesús Aguado The National Institute of Anthropology and History has qualified the four-level-buildings that, although they are outside the area of historical monuments, “do not meet with the characteristics of integration and typology that identifies the traditional architecture of San Miguel de Allende,” states the document from the INAH. On December 21, 2015, the [...]

What Is the Price for Striking Donald Trump?

PIÑATA 1

By Atención San Miguel Piñatas are made to be hit. Some represent evil, which has to be exterminated. In this case, the rewards are candies, toys or any other item within the cardboard doll. On Easter Sunday in San Miguel, the Judases—cardboard caricatures that represent the negative characters in public life that have to be [...]

¿Cuánto cuesta pegarle a Donald Trump?

Por Atención A las piñatas se les golpea, porque representan el mal y éste debe exterminarse; la recompensa, son los dulces, fruta, juguetes o cualquier otro contenido de la artesanía. En Domingo de Pascua, en San Miguel se realiza la quema de Judas, muñecos de papel que representan a los malos personajes de la sociedad [...]

Capilla de Piedra, impacto aprobado

Por Jesús Aguado “Discordantes” es como el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia ha catalogado los edificios de hasta cuatro niveles que, aunque están fuera de la zona de monumentos históricos, “no cumplen  con las características de integración y tipología característica de la arquitectura tradicional de San Miguel de Allende” indica un documento del INAH. [...]

La Biblioteca’s Page

Page Turners By Elizabeth M. Marshall Lives in Ruins, Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson Readers who are fascinated by history, ancient ruins, and the mystique and meaning of ancient artifacts will enjoy Lives in Ruins. It is a nontechnical, easily understood look at different archaeological sites around the world. [...]

Biblioteca’s page

Documentary A History of Mexico Mon, Mar 28, 1pm Fri, Apr 1, 1pm 60 pesos A special thanks to Mrs. Cleo Kamelhar for use of her husband Murray Kamelhar’s History of Mexico documentary. Through the voices of four actors and 334 slides, the personalities and events from the Olmecs to the present time come alive. [...]

Iglesias of San Miguel de Allende

Perfect day By Jade Arroyo Take a stroll through the most emblematic churches in the Historical Center. Here you will find places with stunning architecture and full of history. Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Almost immediately after the foundation of the town of San Miguel el Grande, today San Miguel de Allende (1555), the parish [...]

Chikis, Our New Love

From the SPA By Linda Rodríguez About a year after we lost the beloved dog we had had for 17 years, my husband and I decided it was time to open our hearts to another dog. We went to the SPA, and although we know that adopting a dog cannot be based on “first in, [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News New Cocktails, Ancient Liqueurs The all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen is offering guests a taste of the Yucatan’s past with a new cocktail showcasing local Mayan flair. It features Xtabentun, a Mayan liqueur with honey infused from the native Xtabentun flower. Other ingredients include cubes of [...]

Material Matters

By Frank Thoms Make a small box, maybe 7” x 5”, to hold a dream. The dream becomes a diorama, a place with sky and birds, trees, and people made out of a variety of metals. This is Susan Fiori’s art. Her treatment of materials is an integral part of her work. In “Dante’s Paradise [...]

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