Guanajuato

Photo of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato

Today starts the week of Mexico Photos week, which I mentioned last week that it was a little late but better late than never.  This week I plan to take you along on the trip that our family took when we last visited in  December of 2004.

Today, I am going to share more than one photo with you because Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico is probably one of the most beautiful places to see in Mexico.  It has so much history and amazing architecture.  The above photo is of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato which is just one of the beautiful churches that Guanajuato has to offer.

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The photo to the right is of another church just to the right of Teatro Juarez.  Not sure what it is called but if you know and would like to share with us, please feel free.

Guanajuato has so many different places and things to see.  It is full of history.  According to a custom publication of the Fresno Bee that was published on September 8, 2010, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico is the 2nd top city next to Ciudad de Mexico.  There is so many important history figures that have roamed the streets.

I want to thank The Cultured Traveler for some of their information on the buildings in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Visit their site to see all the information on the capital.

Stay tuned throughout the week to see more photos from Guanajuato, Mexico.  I am even going to share something that might frighten you!

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico

This is a photo of an alley from the city of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  This photo is back from 2004 when my family went down to visit the beautiful area.  This alley is very tiny though.  I am not sure how many cars can fit through here but it is some amazing work that the city has to view.  When we visited they were working on rebuilding the streets using stone by stone to give it that old fashioned look and feel.

I plan on going back someday soon.  Just not sure!

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

Golden Orb Spider

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This is a photo of the Golden Orb Spider.  I came across this fellow while visiting the Academy of Scone Museum in San Francisco, CA.  They are in an exhibit in the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit.

I came across one similar to this when a friend and I were walking through a jungle in Okinawa, Japan.  We were walking through some pretty thick brush and I was watching behind us hoping noting would come up on our rear when all of a sudden I ran right into the back of my friend who had stopped all of a sudden.  I asked him why he stopped and he said look.  I looked out and all I saw was the jungle.  He said not out there look here and pointed right out in front of us and saw this huge web with a big giant Banana Spider hanging in the middle.

After that day we were all a little tense about the spider problem.  Turns out it was their season because we had three other radio operators in the hummer with me monitoring the radio (or playing cards and relaxing) when  the way we had our hummer it faced the sunset and we had a poncho laying over the windshield to block the sun.  I was sitting in the back driver side seat and I noticed a shadow that seemed like a bird had landed on the hood of the hummer.  I pulled out my flashlight and flashed it at the inside of the hummer and saw a huge Banana Spider sitting on the inside of the hummer.  We ran out of the hummer and noticed there were a couple more sitting on the hood and another that was on the inside of the passenger door.  We grabbed one of the M16’s and tried stomping on it but it seemed to counter our movements by jumping to avoid the stomp.

I came across another story of a gentleman that came across the Banana Spider   His name is Paul R. May.

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Manuel Perez