Surroundings Written by Felipe Zapata Beauty surrounds us. — Rumi As always, this and other photos can be found at Felipe’s Fabulous Foto Collection. Sharing improves your attitude.SharePrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... 19 thoughts on “Surroundings” You could at least identify the church. LikeLike Carlos: Not even near a church. Those are residences and stores abutting our main plaza which is, by the way, one of the few principal plazas of Mexico that does not have a church. Go figger. LikeLike Check out Giclee on canvas and get your pics hung for sale. LikeLike Carole: My wife has suggested something similar but, as always, I am far too lazy. I appreciate the compliment, however. LikeLike There are only about ten or fifteen years in one’s lifetime that they are good looking and a pleasure to the eyes. After that, comes the old and ugly part of life. LikeLike Señor Gill: Such a cynic! While it is true that youth generally is more physically appealing than old age, I would say the youthful segment usually lasts more than ten or 15 years. My wife is 55 and still quite the babe. Of course, she never had children, and that makes a big difference. And she’s an exercise fanatic. Also, generally, men age better than women. I wonder why that is? LikeLike Beauty is but skin deep, but ugly is to the bone. LikeLike Oh, dear. Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. LikeLike Beauty Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. Laurence J. Peter LikeLike Andrés: Lawrence J. Peter is correct. LikeLike Lovely photo; have to wonder what she’s thinking about. And no church on your main plaza? That seems like someone was playing a little joke on the town. LikeLike Angeline: I imagine she was thinking which of the trinkets she would buy from the sidewalk table just in front of her. She was eyeing the many goods with her boyfriend who was standing nearby. And that is correct. Our main plaza has no church. I’m not sure why. There is one a block away, another two blocks away, another three blocks away. They’re all over the place, but those Spaniards did not put one directly on the plaza like they did most everywhere else. Strange, huh? LikeLike Yup. Like I said, I think it was someone’s little joke. Would be interesting to research the history. LikeLiked by 1 person Angeline: I doubt the Spaniards had much of a sense of humor regarding the placement of Catholic churches. And I’m also sure that it’s well known why the plaza has no church. I’ve just not bothered to insert that tidbit into my cranial database. LikeLike I think you owe your readers a little history here. And you’re right. Spaniards back then weren’t the jolliest of fellows. LikeLike Angeline: You have pushed me into action. A little internet sleuthing turns this up: Legend has it that the plaza was built under the indigenous tradition that ceremonial centers are not built within the village. So, who knows? LikeLiked by 1 person Oh, that Internet. And here I could see you in a subterranean dusty archive somewhere going through old books with crumbling onion skin thin pages. Thank you for the new age research. It does make sense. LikeLiked by 1 person A lovely photo of a lovely woman deep in thought about some thing in her life. Church or plaza, it matters not. Thanks. LikeLike Scott: Quite correct you are, sir. It matters not. LikeLike Comments are closed.