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(a) Iglesia de San Pedro

(a) Iglesia de San Pedro

st. peter's church, built in 1533, still lending its name to the town in the local vernacular.


(b) Taxi Stand

(b) Taxi Stand

in a hurry? grab a taxi right outside the church.


(c) Knife Grinder

(c) Knife Grinder

just outside the church, sharpening up a storm.


(d) City Hall

(d) City Hall

on this particular day, citizens were meeting outside to discuss and criticize policy.


(e) Teatro Centenario

(e) Teatro Centenario

built in 1910 and restored in 1993, the theater has served as a military post during the revolution, unionist meeting place, boxing ring, movie theater and graduation convocation space.


(f) Nuptial Castle

(f) Nuptial Castle

i could have had my wedding dress made here! actually, from the goods on display, it seems that their specialty is making southern belle-type dresses for three-year-old birthday parties. it's big business here, really.


(g) Hospital

(g) Hospital

medical center in the heart of nicolas romero.


(h) Fresh Potato Chips

(h) Fresh Potato Chips

boiled in a vat of fat right before the customers' eyes, the dangerously delicious chips can then be smothered in valentina chile sauce. oh, yes.


(i) Internet Cafe

(i) Internet Cafe

the door on the lower right corner, leading to alisa's internet visits during the month of december, 2005.


(j) Guadalupan Phenomenon

(j) Guadalupan Phenomenon

wall adjacent to the domino's pizza, dedicated to the memory of unforgettable presidents, military heroes...and the sighting of an inexplicable phenomenon in the heavens on december 12, 1997.


(k) Corner Carpentry Shop

(k) Corner Carpentry Shop

driving back from the center of nicolas romero, this is the landmark to look for when heading down to our house. the wonderful, woody smell of sawdust emanates out at all hours.


(l) Calle Lago Como

(l) Calle Lago Como

looking down the street that leads toward our house, where como lake and chapultepec lake streets meet--speedbumps aplenty keep me from driving like the crazy motoring fiend i am.