Zihrena’s Garden

  • Mexican Landscapes – Miguel Angel Guerrero Garro
    The Zihrena Gallery Miguel Angel Guerrero Garro comes from a family of artists, writers and architects. Born in Mexico City on July 26, 1946, son of Jesus Guerrero Galvan, a noted Mexican painter and muralist, and Devaki Garro Navarro, sister of literary personality Elena Garro, author of such books as Los Recuerdos del Porvenir and La casa junto al Rio Grijalbo, M. Angel Guerrero Garro Continue Reading →
  • Life in Mexico, an account by Frances Calderon de la Barca
    In 1843, a collection of letters was published under the name of Life in Mexico as a sort of travelogue relating the impressions and observations gleaned and recorded by Madame Frances Calderon de la Barca during her sojourns in Mexico as the wife of Spanish diplomat. It is of special historical note as it is the only account of such type written by a woman, Continue Reading →
  • A Curious Herbal by Elizabeth Blackwell
    One of my favorite on-line resources is the Internet Archive, a repository of books, music, movies, and more. It is a virtual library that I love to get lost in. There’s always something interesting to find.  Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The other day while perusing, I came across a beautiful book titled “A Continue Reading →
  • Tembleque Aqueduct System, Mexico
    I was somewhat dismayed to find out that,on a recent trip we made to Teotihuacan pyramids, we were were literally within about five kilometers of the incredible Padre Tembleque aqueduct system as we drove from Teotihuacan toward Pachuca. We had no idea the aqueduct was there and that the Arco Norte highway actually crosses the system. I would gladly have made the short side trip to Continue Reading →
  • Morelia, Michoacan: Historic Center
    Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacan, Mexico. It is Michoacan’s largest city and features an abundance of beautiful colonial architecture. It is the birthplace of José María Morelos y Pavón (1765), a hero of the Mexican independence movement. The city, which was called Valladolid from 1545 to 1828, was named Morelia in honor of Morelos after the War of Independence. The historic center Continue Reading →