Wednesday, October 22, 2014

domingueando

To dominguear means, simply, to enjoy your Sunday.   It comes from Domingo - Sunday - niftily turned into a verb with the -ear ending.  Basically, "to sunday".  Well, the Centro Histórico (downtown) is an ideal place for dominguear.  Here's a most basic itinerary for a short, relaxed afternoon domingueando ("sundaying it out"): 


Coffee at SEARS

Yes, believe it or not, SEARS is an excellent place for a coffee!  Well, specifically the SEARS in front of the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Beaux Arts) and its café on the 8th floor - it's got a terrace with the very best view in town of the palace.  Simply stunning!   If you're lucky and weather permits, you'll see the mountains in the distance as background!



1874 sweets!

Well, OK, yeah, the sweets are not from 1874, but the shop is, and that's totally amazing!  So me thinks, at least.  On 5 de Mayo St., this place is worth a visit even if you don't intend to buy anything - it's such a delight simply to look at! And if you do intend to satisfy a sweet tooth - good luck, the place has over a hundred traditional treats that have a history as long as the shop's, if not longer. Hell, even the packaging is cute, like the two pieces of marzipan you can see in my hand in the last pic. 






"Educate" yourself at the The Teaching Church

On Donceles St, this temple, officially called the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Church of Our Lady of the Pillar), is popularly known as the Teaching Church, from the end of the 18th century.  If you want Baroque, come here.   Stunning.   As for the name, at some point both the wealthiest and the humblest of girls received education at the church's convent.   Like I said, stunning.



Not bad for an easy Sunday, hey?

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