MEXICO ~~ P. 5

More Lake Chapala

  Old Church near the lake walk. This church was built to honor the Virgin Mary & is a way-station on the pilgrimage journey a figure of Mary in corn meal makes every year throughout the region. The image is supposed to have miraculous properties, mostly related to rain & corn growing.

Inside the church 
Empty streets -- no tourists

Empty swimming pool on the sea walk. Grafitti all over.

This used to be covered in water. Part of the problem is because people cut down the vegetation surrounding the lake & rains silted up the shores.

Fishermen repairing their nets in an empty fountain portraying fishermen.

Lake bed that has been turned into a min-race track.