"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Uruapan and the Botanical Garden....a National Park.


We arrived and checked into
the Maison del Cupatitzio. 
It is named for the Cupatitzio river that
runs through the park and also provides
electricity to the city.


There are so many water features and
the sound of water permeates the entire park
The Federal Government bought the park and the
surrounding mountain area ( 1315 acres ) in 1938.
In 1979 about 44 acres were transferred to the city
to protect and preserve the atmosphere, the climate
and the Cupatitzio river itself.


Numerous bridges span the river.


No two fountains are the same. 


Lush greenery everywhere.
It's amazing to recognize the little plants we
grow inside our homes becoming huge
plants in their natural environment.


The river dominates the park.


Fabulous and imaginative designs for water.


Someone was kind enough to take our photo.



I wondered why an altar would be on a tree...


Then we watched several men dive into pools... 


Bird of Paradise in a watery paradise.


Lunchtime at the mercado...


Russell had Enchiladas with chicken and mole sauce.
Now we are off on another bus to Zihuatanejo in Guerro.
More photos etc tomorrow! Ole!

5 comments:

Robin said...

Wow. I've never seen anything like that place. Gorgeous!!!

Sandee said...

You two are so cute and I want his lunch. Yummy.

Have a fun time honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Stephen Hayes said...

The water for that diver must be deeper than it looks.

messymimi said...

A beautiful place and a scary dive!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow - a place I would love to visit for sure!!