El Jardin is where everyone hangs out. There are artists, shoppers, people selling all kinds of things on the street, people just hanging out on the benches reading the paper, talking or having coffee. My favorite thing to do there was hang out at the Cafe El Jardin having a limonata. After painting all day we would get lunch and a drink and people watch. I've been missing it everyday since I've been back home.
Speaking of painting, I wish I had a finished painting to show you from El Jardin, but I do not. I made three attempts, but none panned out. It happens. Perspective is not my strong suit and with rolling hills added in, well, it just did not happen. But I do have some fun pictures to show you.
|La Parroquia, one of the most photographed churches in Mexico|
|La Parroquia at night|
|My painting set up|
|Yes, there is a Starbucks, but that is the only chain in the area|
|Groups of school children always stopped to see what we were up to|
|Hanging out at the cafe|
|Saw this woman on the street everyday|