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Cow Attack! Art in Guadalajara

Cow Attack!  Art in Guadalajara

Golden calf in Guadalajara

Golden calf in Guadalajara

Mexico is full of surprises.  There are lots of cultural treats, if you know where to look.

August 21, 2007

We often go downtown on Sunday mornings to wander through the antiques market and stroll along the Via Recreativa.  Guadalajara closes miles of streets on Sunday morning, and cyclists, skaters, and walkers take over the city, dogs and babies in tow.  It’s a wonderful event, and we are happy to see that it has turned into an enduring tradition.

We often have the $55 peso ($5 dollar) Sunday morning breakfast buffet at classy Chai, just off Chapultepec on Avenida Vallarta.  We enjoy mole, rajas con crema, tortas ahogadas, chorizo con papas, quesadillas, fruta con yogurt, and fresh pastries with coffee while sitting on the front patio, watching the world skate by.

Avenida Chapultepec closes to traffic too, and art shows—especially photographs and sculptures—are an ongoing feature there.  In the Springtime  Lala Dairy (we highly recommend their milk products) sponsored the Cow Parade, in which local artists designed and constructed full-size cows in different styles.  It was an amusing exhibit, and we loved watching children get their pictures taken in front of their favorite cow.

Guadalajara is a wonderful place for culture-lovers.  There are always plays and concerts, art house movies and museum exhibits to explore.  Mexico is full of surprises, with something new around every corner.

Dan and Omar

Chapultepec, Sunday morning.  Traffic is prohibited so you can hike, bike, skate---or visit cows in downtown Guadalajara.

Chapultepec, Sunday morning. Traffic is prohibited so you can hike, bike, skate---or visit cows in downtown Guadalajara.

Colorful cow

Colorful cow

One of my favorites.

One of my favorites.

Omar and I were on the roof of this building once--we told them we were interested in renting space.  It is really beautiful, especially at the top.  What a view!

Omar and I were on the roof of this building once--we told them we were interested in renting space. It is really beautiful, especially at the top. What a view!

A cow piñata.

A cow piñata.

Rodo Padilla is one of our favorite artists.  His characters are often on bicycles.

Rodo Padilla is one of our favorite artists. His characters are often on bicycles.

Rodo Padilla bicycle girl

Rodo Padilla bicycle girl

Rodo Padilla Mexican Game Boy

Rodo Padilla Mexican Game Boy

Punk cows need lots of gel.

Punk cows need lots of gel.

From punk to classic ballet, Guadalajara has it all!

From punk to classic ballet, Guadalajara has it all!

An alluring cow lounges seductively in bed.

An alluring cow lounges seductively in bed.

A pizza cow.

A pizza cow.

"A little heavy on the garlic."

"A little heavy on the garlic."

Lottery cow.

Lottery cow.

Handshake cow.

Handshake cow.

Pushing the shopping cowt.

Pushing the shopping cowt.

After a hard day ruminating.

After a hard day ruminating.

Diary cow.

Diary cow.

Arty cow.

Arty cow.

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