Posted by Vi Warkentin on
It was Sunday morning and off we headed to Tonalá, a city within the Guadalajara Metropolitan area in the Jalisco state of Mexico. This city is considered the land of artisans. Much of the art that you see in Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara is made in Tonalá.
On Thursdays and Sundays, Tonalá hosts a giant street market that covers many city blocks and empty lots adjacent. Although we spent quite a bit of time wandering through this eclectic market of pottery, glass, and a wide array of handcrafted items (and much more), it was the side streets of this place, away from the hustle and bustle, that caught my attention.
I loved the brightly coloured storefronts, the unique doors and balconies that always grab my attention and the sounds of artisans busy at work in their studios.
This brightly painted mural caught my attention above a doorway to a shop opposite the giant street market.