Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Morelia I

We went to Morelia two weekends ago for the Baptism of our friends' daughter, Emma. I had passed through Morelia 26 years ago soon after I got married. I really didn't remember much about the place, and even though it is only an hour and a half drive there, I haven't been there since. So, boy was I surprised!! The place is beautiful!! (At least for me). It is the capital of the state of Michoacán, and you can find more information here.
We got to Morelia at about 11:00 a.m. for the religious ceremony, then we had till 5:00, (that was when the food was going to be served at rented party place) to walk around and sightsee.
We got so excited we got to the reception at almost 6:00 p.m.
It was a Sunday, so all the museums admitance was free (in all Mexico this is the law). We went to five museums, but the last was the best (I'll leave it for my last post about Morelia).
I'll start from the beginning and go on from there...

The inside this small temple,
Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Merced.

Emma, with her parents Aida and Emmanuel.

A new Christian.

The outside of the temple.

Looking down the street from the temple.
All the buildings are made of stone.
No one can alter any building here because
it is a World Heritage Site.

This is a school in an old building. It must be incredible
to study in a 400 year old building.

Computer room.

Inside patio.

Outside again, with the hills in the distance.

This building is a hotel.

One of the many temples in downtown Morelia.

I still have about a trillion photos of the trip. I'll continue tomorrow with some pre-hispanic carvings we saw at the first museum.
Good night....


Anonymous said...

Never heard about Morelia, but it seems to be a beautiful place.
All the old buildings, I love that!

Anonymous said...

I agree, it looks like a very pretty place and so close to your home. There are certainly a lot of museums there.

Char said...

Angie, I have viewed your blog and find the recipe for the flowers very interesting. But, the moldy corn is not something I would eat..ha ha
Also, very beautiful pics of the old buildings, churches and courtyards....Would be something I would like.....for sure...

Angie said...

Thanks for leaving a comment, Char. You should try the punpkin flower. It doesn't taste strange, it tastes like a vegetable