We returned to Merida, our main trip destination and a good hub for exploring the Yucatan.
Many of the cities in Mexico now have these artistic signs in front of a picturesque scene. Behind the sign in the main square (zocalo) is the Catedral de San Ildefonso.
Our pink and white hotel, The Gamma de Fiesta del Castellano. I liked the colors and it also has an excellent reputation.
Another horse and carriage nearby.
Some buildings along the way.
Museum, Quinta Montes Molina
We turned around the circle at the Monumento a la Patria, depicting Mexican patriotism.
The main Catholic Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso), in the downtown square.
Clock tower of the Municipal Palace
Embroidery vendors in the town square.
Finally, the reason we went to Merida, to see Jim's friend's son Jorge get married. Here is the Iglesia de la Tercera Orden de Jesus where the wedding was held. A Jesuit church.
The ceilings were very ornate.
Jorge and Maru after the ceremony. The wedding and reception were in very low light. Most of the time flash wasn't an option, so the best I could do was to capture the emotion and romantic feel of the event.
Jim, Anita and Jorge, Jim's friend.
Anita and her son Jorge.
Father daughter dance.
Jorge's daughter, Pilar and her son, both good dancers.
Jorge's daughter, Mariana and her boyfriend.