Acueducto de Querétaro

Originally uploaded by laap mx

In a couple of weeks we are leaving Guanajuato, moving to Queretaro. The photo shows part of the eighteenth century aqueduct that supplied the town with water.

Querétaro (Ker-ET-a-ro) is a lovely city of one and half million people about two hours’ drive north of Mexico City.

It was the third city of colonial Mexico, the crossroads for the area north of Mexico City, a market and educational center so it had a very different past from the mining and industry of Guanajuato.  (Now they’ve rather changed position, with a cleaned up Guanajuato relying on tourism, state government and university, and Queretaro a booming industrial town, with university and government too).

If you are American, you may have felt its influence. This was where the missionaries who set up the California missions were trained.

It still has a lovely, spotless, well restored historic center, full of good restaurants, markets, museums, and churches.

We won’t be there until April. In the meantime we are off to Austin, Texas for a couple of months.

While there I hope to give my blog a shiny new appearance. And better catch up on the back log of posts that I am itching to put out.

Meantime I’ll post when I can.  But don’t expect much!

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