The city has done a great job creating interesting visuals from painted murals, to unique statues, and a temporary exhibit of heart shaped statues featuring paintings that represent various Mexican towns and themes.
This mural of a young boy using a tin can and string to try to communicate with his friend (on his phone) at the other end of the block was my favourite murals. It was not only beautifully done but provided a message that made me think about how our communication, simplicity of life and sense of fun has changed. Not always for the better.
The sheer colourfulness of these next two definitely brightened up the neighborhood.
These next ones, located near the cultural centre, were a bit old and worn but still fun to look at.
Andrew and I went for a run/walk early each morning and, while not the best time and lighting for taking photos, it was easier and more pleasant to take photos without many, many tourists also trying to take photos and pose beside these permanent statues.
Later one morning we went to the botanical gardens which are on the southern outskirts of the city. It's a beautiful place and well worth the visit! It also has a very nice restaurant where we had lunch before catching the bus back to old town.
There are all sorts of warnings about mosquitos and other insects so we brought mosquito spray with us. Neither of us like using it though so we decided just to wait and see how bad they were. While neither of us were bothered at all while walking the trails, we both noticed red welts on our legs a short time later! Thankfully they weren't too itchy.
Andrew is more into taking plant, insect and bird photos that I am, but I did take these few just with my phone.
And just a few more photos of the city.