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Thursday 29th August 1985

Catch a bus to Tlaquepaque. A small town on the edge of Guadalajara specialising in crafts. Plenty of cheap stuff, but also a lot of very fine work, glass, leather, metal, papier macho, also expensiveantiquues and fine furniture. All displayed in cool rooms, verandahs, and open courtyards. Very pleasant to stroll around.
Market unfriendly. Have a cold seafood spicy tostada. Legs crossed. Enjoy Sergio Bustamente's gallery particularly. His papier macho, and brass and copper sculptures are startling and lively. Mostly animal forms with a surreal twinge. Kitch but exquisite and about $1000. He is a master of his craft. Buy a colourful papier mache jungle parrot from nearby, unfortunately not a Bustamente, then worry about getting it to Tony and Lyndsey for their wedding.

The Parrot

The Parrot

Arrive back v tired early to bed early but late to sleep because of lots of noise in the hotel.

Posted by 1985 trip 03:07 Archived in Mexico

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