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Monday, July 23, 2012

Back from Patzcuaro

I have been missing for a couple of weeks - actually I wasn't missing but instead I was in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico.  Patzcuaro is a lovely colonial Mexican town in the gorgeous state of Michoacan.  It is a mountainous and green state that has many little towns where much of Mexico's artesans reside and create.

This is the bell tower of what is now Patzcuaro's public library.  Originally, the building was a church built in the 17th century.  The tower is more recent but the rest of the building is the old church.

The streets are cobblestones and in the historic downtown (centro), the houses can only be painted white and brick red.  What is absolutely amazing about these colonial towns is that behind the doors lay beautiful, large homes with gardens and patios.  You would never know it from just looking at the doors.

Much more tomorrow!

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