Last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Zacatecas, Zacatecas…the Capital of Zacatecas. The trip was for grocery shopping, but the fam took me to some touristy shit also. All in all it was a great day and I have to say Zac, Zac is a gorgeous city. Its very diverse, there is an old “Colonial” part of town that has the stone streets and building hundreads of years old and its filled with overpriced hotels, expensive restaurants, old Catholic churches, stores and markets. Nearby the old part of Zac is the University, La Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, and this adds the flavor of a college town to Zacatecas. Of course like every city, Zacatecas has its Barrios which are old yet newer adobe houses of bright colors and children in the street. Since I did alot during the trip and took about 125 pictures, I gotta narrow this all down to a couple blogs…here are some pictures of old Colonial Zacatecas.
Just entering la Ciudad de Zacatecas there was small roads and quite a bit of traffic. The roads are quite skinny and have deep ditches on either side of the road (no shoulder). This ended up being a problem for a passing semi, it skooted over for another semi and ended up going off the road and in the ditch…thus loosing balance and falling over. Luckaly there was a diry hill it landed on, so the truck was at about a 45 degree angle. I really wish I could of gotten some pictures of the truck on its side, but we already drove away and it would have been a pain to go back, considering traffic on the other side of the street was at a hault due to the truck falling over.
Once we got into Zac a little further the streets were better quality…
Colonial Zac, a Catholic church with so much churrigueresque detail that the picture I took really really don’t do it justice.
This particular church was much less elaborate inside then I expected, given the detail of the front of the church.
Heres the side of the church…notcie the kids on the steps in uniform…they just got done takin’ a class photo.
This is a replica statue of the Angel of Freedom, the original statue is in D.F. and is made of gold and much larger. Notice the broken chains on her writsts…