Category Archives: colonial

Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Photo I shot at Dolores Hidalgo, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

One of the many churches that stand since colonial times — many made with cantera stone, which create the delicate soft color. Also, tiles and other artistic expressions were used to decorate the facade of Mexican churches.

A town populated by talavera ceramic artisans.

While visiting Dolores, I always love to stroll at the local market, where fresh produce and prepared food is available. The outskirts of the town are populated with artisans who work 24/7 on the creation of pottery and home decor based on talavera ceramic. Although tourism is what nowadays is making Dolores stand, talavera ceramic is still by far the main reason Dolores thrive.

Located in Central Mexico, in Guanajuato state. 10 hour drive from the US-Mexico border — give or take.



Colonial Hallway at Mexico

Photo I shot at San Lorenzo monastery in Tultitlan, located in northern Mexico City metro area.

If you like Mexican history you may enjoy my novel Till Stars Shut Their Eyes.

Monastery at Tultitlan, Mexico. Copyright 2013 Miguel Omaña. Monastery at Tultitlan, Mexico. Copyright 2013 Miguel Omaña.