London, United Kingdom
August 27, 2005
Despite the ability to hop on and off, many of the stops along the route don’t offer much incentive to leave the bus. One stop we did take though was at the corner of Libertad and Enrique Diaz de Leon. We almost didn’t realize the magnificence of the Templo Expiatorio until we ventured inside and discovered that the spire is built with stained glass panels all the way up to the top, creating a kaleidoscope of colours projected by the sunlight.
Our main reason for alighting at this particular stop is that we wanted to visit Parque Agua Azul, and from the Templo Expiatorio it’s only a thirty minute walk. Unfortunately though it’s a half hour walk along the heavily trafficked Avenida la Paz and Calzada Independencia Sur, so if you’re set on visiting the park and the adjacent Instituto de la Artesania Jalisciense I’d recommend catching a taxi from the city centre instead.
From journal Guadalajara: Two Days in The Second City