The door of San Miguel Arcangel, the main church, or maybe better to say the main attraction of churches in San Miguel de Allende; there are many churches in San Miguel that are incredible in architecture and beauty, and hard to really say one is the main church. San Miguel Arcangel is also called La Parroquia de San Miguel, the parish church.
I’ve chosen to take a little side step here today, Mothers Day in the United States, to highlight a few women seen at the church door in SMA. A slightly more somber aspect, not so much pretty; that of the poor women, who I am pretty sure are mothers who have worked all their lives trying to scrap together food and clothing for their families. And now, here they are still working at it. That’s how it goes in Mexico. The older women are not only here by the church, but on many of the streets frequented by tourists who wander in and out of shops and restaurants and seem to not see these woman asking for a coin, brushing right by them as if they were invisible.
The older women make the dolls sold by the younger women out in the plaza and surrounding area.
There are many more women like this one, sitting on doorsteps near the high-end shops, asleep with their hand out. SMA is a high-end tourist town, but there is more to it than that.
Next week I’ll finally take you inside La Parroquia.
Hasta entonces, until then.