Day trip to Guadalajara to visit the vast public plazas festooned with significant historical figures. Here is one of them: Beatriz Hernandez, a founder of the city which is now the second largest in Mexico. Also, a second Beatriz, Jane Beatrice Wegscheider, Executive Director of the Art Garden, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, who was my travel companion for the day.
Spending time on the plaza - quiendo pasar. In Spanish, when you spend time, time passes through you...not at all like spending money.
Chapala's plaza doesn't have to work hard to do its job. A good mix of national character with public space.
Robert Chamberlin lives in Burlington, Vermont. By day he walks to his work as an engineer. By evenings, weekends, and travel, he enjoys art, particularly paintings of all types. These are observations on art and life.