El Charco Del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende

During our February 2015 trip to San Miguel de Allende we visited El Charco Del Ingenio, a renowned botanical gardens important for it’s collection of endemic as well as rescued cacti. There are greenhouses which contain important specimens, outdoor collections in well managed garden beds, and of course a coffee shop, collectibles store and also a display of small cacti for sale in pots. Unfortunately it is illegal to take cacti out of Mexico and the penalties can be severe. So we just had to look. In addition there is a very large nature preserve riddled with hiking trails and wonderful views of canyons, the city of San Miguel de Allende, a hacienda ruins and cactus habitat. The grounds are so extensive and wonderful we spent two days of our 10-day vacation at El Charco Del Ingenio.

Prickly pear cactus in dry grasslands. Natural habitat at El Charco del Ingenio, Jardin Botanico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Prickly pear cactus in dry grasslands. Natural habitat at El Charco del Ingenio, Jardin Botanico, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

A rescued cactus, probably taken from a building site or highway construction. This is Echinocactus grusonii or the Golden Barrel Cactus.

A rescued cactus, probably taken from a building site or highway construction. This is Echinocactus grusonii or the Golden Barrel Cactus.

Visit my website gallery  El Charco Del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende for images from this beautiful location.

Also visit my website gallery San Miguel de Allende to see images from the town itself.

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San Miguel de Allende

We took a winter vacation early in the year (2015) in San Miguel de Allende. It is a popular travel destination and photographer destination; an enclave of expatriates. In some ways it is not Mexico. In a lot of ways it is Mexico. Be prepared for walking up and down hills with narrow sidewalks and cobblestones.

Rooftop view of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

Rooftop view of La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel

 

Included here is a photograph of the most iconic building in San Miguel de Allende. It is La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, known more simple as the Parroquia.

Visit my website gallery San Miguel de Allende to see more images from this trip.

We also visited El Charco Del Ingenio which is the botanical gardens and nature preserve near San Miguel de Allende. Visit my website gallery  El Charco Del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende for images from this beautiful location.

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Longest Covered Bridge Postcard – New Brunswick

Here’s my new postcard design of the longest covered bridge in the world – (1282 feet), St. John River, Hartland, New Brunswick.

The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

Ontario Winter Landscape – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of a winter landscape, cross country ski trail.

The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

Skating on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of skating on the Rideau Canal. This is an abstraction of an aerial view of skating on the Rideau Canal. The original photograph was taken with Kite Aerial Photography.

The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa – Postcard

Here’s my new postcard design of Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower with Christmas lights, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The postcard is offered for sale in my Zazzle store. Click on the postcard to go straight to page.

© Rob Huntley

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