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WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT?
Capillas and Their History
This blog started as a record of weekly plein air painting sessions out in the countryside around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and can be enjoyed as a charming watercolor travelogue.
Over 300 capillas (small chapels), most very old, dot the countryside of the small county of San Miguel de Allende and we are committed to recording these humble legacies of faith through our art, photography, and modest research.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND….
This blog, Travels Along the Laja, begins in April 2016; however, we started painting capillas two years prior in March of 2014. Then we were, simply, two watercolorists doing what we like to do—paint. We ended up falling in love with the countryside of San Miguel, its people, and the thrill of discovering of a new capilla every week.
At some point, the idea of publishing a book came to us, not particularly to showcase our paintings but rather to encourage others to explore the country surrounding our jewel of a city, San Miguel de Allende. The Capillas of San Miguel: A Legacy of Faith is now available for purchase on Amazon.
This blog with more than 50 posts about capillas and other historic structures is on its way to becoming another book with the working title: Traveling the Backroads of San Miguel: Snippets of Paintable History. Look for it to be in print this year (2019).
Beyond the Walls: The Gardens of San Miguel de Allende
We have very recently (March, 2019) begun a new theme which brings to you views of the private gardens of San Miguel de Allende. This theme is still a work in progress as we discover how to paint gardens, what stories to tell, and how to describe gardens for you our readers.