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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Jardin

No trip to San Miguel could ever be complete without a visit to its famous Jardin (pronounced hardeen). I don’t think a day went by that didn’t find us either in the Jardin or somewhere close by. It truly is the heart of this city, and has been since 1737. The centerpiece of this lovely square is without a doubt the Parroquia, a pink stone confection fit to top someone’s wedding cake.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The ancient laurel trees provide shade from the strong sun. They are manicured into hedge-like shapes and are constantly being clipped and cared for by a small army of gardeners. When I touched their mighty trunks their bark felt like smooth stone underneath my hand. Powerful.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


People come to just sit and watch the world go by, meet friends, eat ice cream, and tap into the free WiFi that is provided for the entire square. What better place to sit and get your email?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Surrounding the square are many restaurants and small shops selling locally crafted wares. Vendors abound selling balloons, sombreros, and dried flower arrangements.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


I never tired of looking at the Parroquia ...

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

 

Comments:

really wonderful pictures lynne!

the pink thing is quite reminiscent of Gaudi

looks like a fabulous holiday

Letty, the pink thing was designed by a master builder who based its design on postcards from Europe! It was a wonderful holiday and I’m ready to go back anytime.

These pictures are a joy to look at, I really must pay a visit in my retirement.

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