Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajara photo

Continuing on with my Mexican Cowboy images. Another name for Mexican Cowboys is vaquero (pronounced baˈkeɾo) which means herder of cattle. These horse-mounted livestock herders come from a tradition that originated on the Iberian Peninsula. Today the vaquero is still a part of the doma vaquera, the Spanish tradition of working riding. The vaquero traditions developed … Continue reading Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajara photo

Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajura

One thing I noticed In Mexico was the number of "Mexican Cowboys". Older guys wearing the Stetson. In fact Stetson is actually a brand of Cowboy Hat and the founder of the company, John Batterson Stetson, is created with its creation. So the term "Cowboy Hat" is the proper generic description but I digress. A … Continue reading Mexican Cowboys In Guadalajura

Lock display in Mexico City Cathedral

At the altar of Saint Nonnatus in Mexico city's Metropolitan Cathedral is a display of hundreds (so it seems anyway) of padlocks all intertwined and locked together. My instinctive reaction when I saw I thought was what is this all about? Actually it was a lot more colourful than that. Well, it turns out that the … Continue reading Lock display in Mexico City Cathedral

Mariachi’s in El Parian, Tlaquepaque,

In the village of Tlaquepaque, south of Guadalajara, Mexico, is El Parian, a large plaza flanked by arcades and surrounded by restaurants and bars. In it's centre is a stage surrounded by chairs and tables from the restaurants and bars. Pretty quiet up until lunch time the action really hots up In the middle to late … Continue reading Mariachi’s in El Parian, Tlaquepaque,