Aguascalientes, a Colonial Town on Mexico’s Silver Road

November 22, 2006.

The day was spent wandering around the colourful sights of Aguascalientes, a colonial silver town north of Guadalajara in Mexico.

El Palacio de Gobierno, with its arches and ranges of orange, where even the garbage cans are beautiful talavera ceramics.
Palacio de Gobierno (Government House) in Aguascalientes, Mexico Terracotta walls with a finial in Aguascalientes, Mexico The Literary Studies Centre: soft yellow walls, grey stonework, orange brick and blue, blue skies.
Wall in the Literary Studies Center in Aguascalientes, Mexico Wall in the Literary Studies Center in Aguascalientes, Mexico The church, a study in pastels, with a blue and white mosaic tile roof.
Church with mosaic tile roof in Aguascalientes, MexicoAnother pastel concoction in the form of an agua mineral (mineral water) poster.
Agua mineral poster in Aguascalientes, MexicoShades of orange and green at the Public Bath House Gardens. (Aguascalientes means ‘Hot Waters’, a place of hot springs, and there are several spas around town.)
Agave against an orange wall in Aguascalientes, Mexico My diary was exuberant, raving on about the colours and artworks I had seen.
Journal from Aguascalientes, Mexico
In my journal I wrote ‘brilliant crystalline sky, cobalt blue , trees neon acid lime, feathery leaves. Am I getting a migraine?’ 

Journal page from Aguascalientes, MexicoTurned out there was no migraine involved – just amazing light…
Brilliant light in the park in Aguascalientes, MexicoThe next day we went on a day trip from Aguascalientes to Teocaltiche, an unspoiled village highly recommended by the US Customs agent who was more concerned we have a good time in Mexico than checking our luggage!

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