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Guadalajara

October 31, 2017  —  Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
The cathedral.

Guadalajara is the second-biggest city of Mexico with 1.5 million people; 4 million when counting the greater metro area.

The city has a superb downtown with nice public squares, numerous churches, and a cultural institute that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
The cathedral. Neo-gothic church started in 1558 and consecrated in 1618.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Monument to the city founders.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
University of Guadalajara's library.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Two real people.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Degollado Theatre.
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Urban art

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Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
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The churches

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
San Juan de Dios Church.
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Templo San Agustín.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
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Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Templo Expiatorio.

The gothic-style Temple of Atoning is from 1897.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Templo Expiatorio.
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Government Palace

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
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La Fuente de los Niños Miones

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico

The fountain, by artist Miguel Miramontes, is about the joy of life for children.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
The child is holding a frog.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
The child is holding a turtle.
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Cultural Institute of Cabañas

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico

The Cultural Institute of Cabañas is an architectural icon of Guadalajara and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico

These pictures don't do justice to the beauty of the building. The room is huge and the walls, the roof, and the dome are covered by murals painted by artist José Clemente Orozco.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Here are a few of the paintings adorning the vaulted ceiling.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Other works by José Clemente Orozco.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Other works by José Clemente Orozco.
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The Day of the Dead

I was in the city the main days of the Day of the Dead, from October 31st to November 2nd. Unfortunately, there were no major events, but it was nonetheless interesting.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
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Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Chalk-drawn drawings on the sidewalk.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Giant head skull made with flowers.
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Sexual harassment, a worldwide problem

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico

In Mexico, like in the rest of the world, women are victims of sexual harassment and are often ignored. These women have chosen to be heard by gathering together on the main square of Guadalajara. I don't know if the protest is related to the sexual harassment scandals that have started in the United States with the Weinstein allegations.

I tried to translate each signs as well as I could...

From left to right:

1st womanA homage to ?Mara Lesvy Valencia? ??? and other women that were only numbers 1297 ...
2nd woman(t-shirt) You brought this on yourself, you taunted him.
(sign) They are compliments, you should be flattered. You are beautiful.
3rd womanIn the streets and avenues, the bones (I can't read the rest, except for the words in black) girls - abuse - insecurity - for me.
4th woman(above) We are only playful, don't say ?no?
5th woman(bottom) You brought this on yourself. What were you doing alone in the night dressed like that? #niunameno
6th womanDon't act so innocent, of course, you like me, you are a man.
7th womanIt's my body, it's my rules.
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Graffiti

While the centre is nice, the rest of the city is rather dirty and not very inviting. There are a lot of graffiti that are best described as vandalism, but sometimes there are a few nice works of art. I leave it to you to judge.

Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
A well hidden door.
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico
Guadalajara - Jalisco - Mexico