This. This is what makes the Sunday Traveler’s heart skip a beat. The little towns in Mexico, the streets festooned with papel picado (the cut out papers/flags) strung across the streets for any and all occasions.
A quick morning visit to the church by this mom and son, and the Sunday Traveler and my cousin, out for a morning of exploring the outskirts of Morelia.
Jesus del Monte was founded in the year of 1525. I had not heard of the Pirinda tribe, and in a brief search I found an incredible history about these peoples who once occupied a large territory of western Mexico from 900 to 1450 AD, before being conquered by the Mexicas/Aztecs. There is so much incredible history here. But I’ll keep it to the church for now.
Let’s go inside
I had to laugh at “repairs” done to keep this door together, and wonder how old it is.
The church in this small town is simple, but still very beautiful in its detail
So many wonderful little details to photograph in the antiquity, color, and texture
It was time to move on
Next week our next little town visited that morning will be featured. Until then.