Bonito cuidad de Guadalajara
Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
8Trip End Jan 15, 2008
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Last night was spent at the centro, just enjoying the senery and watching people. There was an enormous amount of people out and about. I took some pictures at night and in the daytime of Guadalajara´s most important historical building.......Catedral (Cathedral). It was an amazing site. I cannot believe the structure and artistic ability that went into creating these beautiful buildings (I will have pictures of the Catedral attached). I went into the Catedral last night and sat in on a sermon and admired the inside of the Catedral. I did not take any photos of the inside last night or today (Sunday) as there were sermon taking place
Today a guy that works at the hostel I am staying at (Hostel Guadalajara Centro) took a group of us on a free tour of Murals that are in historical buildings around town. The murals were all done up in very high ceilings. Each mural had a specific meaning or representation to Mexican history.
One of the buildings that had murals in it used to be a jail, insane asylum, and an orphan house. They said that at one time they were housing 3000 orphan children....WOW!! The boys and girls were separated within the building. The girls would be taught how to cook, clean, sew,....etc. The boys would learn how to make items with tools and to use those tools to create a career or life from. All the children would have their heads shaved to prevent the transfer of lice.
Later tonight there is a local music concert taking place. This group is supposed to be quite amazing and uses various instruments from around the world. I will definitely be there. I have been wanting to try to create a short video, so maybe I can do that tonight and share some of the music with you.
Until next time!