Sunday, January 22, 2017

Taxco

Taxco is associated with silver, both with the mining of it and other metals and for the crafting of it into jewelry. Today, mining is no longer a mainstay of the city's economy. The city's reputation for silver work, along with its picturesque homes and surrounding landscapes, have made tourism the main economic activity.











The Parish of Santa Prisca y San Sebastían, commonly referred to as the Santa Prisca Church, is located on the east side of the main plaza of Taxco, and is one of the few Baroque buildings in the state of Guerrero.


It was built between 1751 and 1758 by José de la Borda who had made a fortune in the silver mines surrounding the town. 













                                                       Monumental Christ in Atachi Hills


  The town is filled with silver shops and jewelry makers.

















Thursday, December 22, 2016

Homeless Street Dogs


We have found dozens of homeless and abused dogs, and have taken in a few. Unfortunately there are no  resources in our area to help these poor creatures. These dogs have no one to take care of them and love them. If anyone can help by taking in a dog, or with a contribution, please contact Andrew.



The two puppies above were found in the road, almost run over.
We found them a new home.



This is Flaca and her pups were found in a hole.
We adopted them.



No one seems to want older dogs, but they will take the pups.


This poor boy is blind, and homeless but at least people in the neighborhood feed him.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Quinceañera


An important celebration in Mexican culture is the tradition of the quinceañera. This constitutes a ceremony on a girl’s fifteenth birthday to mark her passage to womanhood, to give thanks to God for his blessings, and to present a young woman to the community. 





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mercado de flores


The smell of fresh cut flowers is amazing and the colors are brilliant. In the town of Tenancingo you will find a flower market that takes up several city blocks. This market attracts wholesale and retail buyers from all over Mexico. Just about anything that has to do with flowers and growing can be found here. The area for miles around Tencancingo is dotted with greenhouses. Semi-trucks load and unload their cargo every day. Beautiful flower arrangements are made right on the spot.