Following up from this morning’s post featuring postcards from my own dad, here are three postcards that my boyfriend’s dad, Jeffrey, brought back for me from a recent trip to Mexico.
Even better, the cards represent two new UNESCO sites for me! First there is the city of Guanajuato, listed in 1988. The town is significant for its silver mines. Guanajuato was the world leader in silver mining in the 18th century. It is also known for its many churches.
The next two cards are from the UNESCO site, the Protective town of San Miguel de Allende and Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco. It was added to the UNESCO list in 2008. The first card shows an interior view of the Sanctuary of Atotonilco. The second card shows a view of the city of San Miguel de Allende, founded in the 16th century by the Spanish. Silver was also important in the growth of San Miguel de Allende.
Both Guanajuato and San Miguel are known for their Baroque architecture.
There are no stamps to show because Jeffrey visited during a big festival time, and all the post offices were closed nearly the whole time he was there! So the cards had to be hand delivered, which is quite alright with me. Thanks, Jeffrey, and Happy Father’s Day!