Around Mexico: San Miguel de Allende
To understand how it is to be under the spell of this charming town in Mexico, one just has to look at the life of artist and Presidential Medal of Merit Awardee in 2009 Romeo Tabuena. Now 94 years old, he went to San Miguel de Allende for a visit in 1955 and never left. Along with many American retirees, he is currently enjoying the eternal spring weather and the vibrant spirit courtesy of artists, young and old, who are all over the streets constantly coming up with wonderful creations.
It all starts on the way to the town from the Guanajuato Airport, you will drive by a vast expanse of land, the perfect backdrop for the rising and setting of the sun every single day. The colors change from a hue of red and orange to a burst of just about all other colors as soon as you reach the cobblestone streets. Get lost in rows of laid back cafes and bars, a host of local galleries and marvel at just how luck you are to chance upon random artworks anywhere you look. At the center of all of this is the Parroquia de San Miguel Archangel and its famous façade of pink limestone.