February 2016 - Guanajuato Mexico
I showed a few photos from the Don Quixote Museum here. But there was so much more to show.
The novel Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, was written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. It has been the inspiration for a wide array of cultural adaptations.
Before we arrive at the museum we pass the Cervantes libray.
Outside the museum.
Hidden in the corner is a statue of Cervantes.
Once inside this is the first image in the gallery on the left.
Octavio Ocampo (born 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican surrealist painter. Octavio Ocampo is one of Mexico's most prolific artists.
The courtyard of the museum.
There is an incredible mural in another room, but I am saving it!!
Along the stair case more murals.
A stunning wood carving.
Lining the hallway.
The room of ceramic sculptures of Don was the most impressive. The photos don't do it any justice.
Closeup of the book at the bottom.
Outside San Roque Church.
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