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Created by John Eipper on 01/02/18 2:15 PM

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Mears Summit in Guanajuato (Patrick Mears, Germany, 01/02/18 2:15 pm)

Just an FYI commemorating the commencement of the WAIS Mexico 2017-2018 "Summit" next to El Pípila overlooking Guanajuato City (final photo). Also are photos of (i) signs in the Pasaje dedicated to Alexander Humboldt in Guanajuato, and (ii) two shots of the building that formerly hosted the Prussian Consulate and is now a hotel on the Jardín.

I noted Gary Moore's request for a report on the "Mears Expedition" and will prepare one later. Right now, we are in the León International Airport, waiting for our flight to Mexico City with a connection to Oaxaca.

Best wishes and feliz año nuevo.

JE comments:  These splendid photos are courtesy of Cornelia (Connie) Lohs.  Guanajuato strikes me as a very small city for its own Prussian consulate, but the 1864-'67 period corresponds with the short-lived Empire of Maximilian of Austria, who infused Mexico with much Germanic culture.  Mexico's first breweries date from that time, as well as the polka beat and instruments (tuba, accordion) of Mexican norteña music.

Pat, when in Guanajuato we stay at the Casa Zúñiga B & B, which is at the top of the funicular on Pípila.  The owner, Rick Zúñiga, is a Californian who settled long ago in this charming colonial city.  Want a good workout?  Skip the funicular and take the stairs.

Mears Men:  enjoy Oaxaca, and happy New Year!

Patrick and Edward Mears at the Pípila summit, Guanajuato

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