Some people say to me that they don't write a blog because they wouldn't be able to think of enough things to write about on a regular basis. I have the opposite experience.
Today it seems there are too many things I want to write about - such as, GIFF, the international film festival in town til Wednesday. Then there are more haciendas to share photos of along with murals that have been recently updated at the school across the way! Books I've recently read and enjoyed immensely could be a topic since I want to tell you about Eric Larson's new book, Dead Wake about the sinking of the Lusitania.
In addition, I've wanted to write about "remittances", which most US citizens are not even aware of along with some details about El Chapo and cartels. I don't write political blogs although I often have to restrain myself from expressing my thoughts about things such as Trump and Rove.
But, it's Sunday and I don't want to write anything that is not kind. So, no political post. Or the other topics.
Rather, I'll just share photos taken on Friday, the day the GIFF started. It was enjoyable to see so many of the first comers in town. By the end of the festival on Wednesday, it is estimated that 30,000 people will have come to San Miguel for the event.
The photo above made me chuckle as the man is feverishly painting the ticket booth so it can open any minute to sell tickets. Notice the red paint running down his painting arm.
The projection booth for the screening of the films in the jardin was to be lifted off the bed and stood erect
in front of the Parroquia.
Many of the streets in centro were closed for the weekend. "Traffic jam" took on a new meaning. Stages had been set up for events and presentations. Red carpets had been laid..........and I decided to stay up on the hill after I attempted to get out of centro once I had taken these photos.
As always, my Friday "bench time" was not dull. It's always something in Mexico!