Friday, June 12, 2009

Instituto Allende

A ten minute walk west of El Centro is the Instituto Allende. It's an art and language school in a large, very beautiful colonial building that was originally owned by the de la Canal family whose main residence was a block square compound on one side of El Jardin. The view of La Parroquia from the back patio is amazing.

The archway through the main entry....

The fountain in the central courtyard has a huge bouquet of flowers in the center.

A mural on an exterior wall is a recent addition.

There aren't any photographs of Allende, but many paintings and sculptures show him on his white horse.

Just a small side entry.....

Arches along the interior walkways.

This spectacular mural is on the ceiling of the entrance to new offices.

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