Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Walking Tlaquepaque

Did I spell it right? That's half the battle. The other half is pronouncing it. But however you say it, it's a gorgeous place to just walk around and take in all the artwork. Sculptures, fountains, gardens, architecture, flowers -- it's breathtaking. Now here's a strange confession. I didn't even look inside the shops! For me, the experience of Tlaquepaque is strolling through the exterior art. Here's a link that explains a little bit about the shopping area built to mirror a traditional Mexican village.



One of many beautiful fountains.


Stately cross in front of the chapel.


What I wouldn't give for a door like this!

Interesting stone sculpture.

A rose by any name.

Pedestals and ivy.


I guess I did spell it right!


Whimsical balconies full of expensive wares.



Another gorgeous fountain!


French restaurant window.


Lovely lady.



Fantastic tile mural.


King Puerco



One of my favorite nooks and crannies.

To be continued . . .

5 comments:

Jamqueen said...

Looks like a interesting spot to visit--if it's like that outside, I bet the shops are great! wonderful photos!

Vee said...

What a cool place, Beck.

Chrissy y Keith said...

Here is how you pronouce it.

Tah Lock Key Pah Key.

Isla Deb said...

Wow...that's a mouthful! Looks like a great spot to explore, though! Keep 'em coming!

Moongrl722 said...

What a beautiful place. I love your pics. The statue with his hands up to his mouth is fun!!