Calle Ignacio Allende

If the Soviet Union can give up the Brezhnev Doctrine for the Sinatra Doctrine, the United States can give up the James Monroe Doctrine for the Marilyn Monroe Doctrine: let’s all go to bed wearing the perfume we like best.

Carlos Fuentes

Calle Ignacio Allende is one of the major streets through my section of San Miguel. It runs from Guadeloupe to Helios, which connects with the Libramiento (freeway) to Dolores Hidalgo. Guadeloupe partially parallels el Arroyo de Los Cachinches; the arroyo separates the barrios Independencia, Linda Vista, Nuevo Progreso, Olimpo, Santa Julia and San Rafael from El Centro. Guadeloupe is the road that barely appears in the lower right corner of the map below.

The first two photos were taken near the intersection of Guadeloupe and Ignacio Allende. As one moves west from town, one finds some open space. Not only are there homes and apartments along Ignacio Allende, there are tortillerias, estéticas, salones de belleza, carnicerias, pastelerias, papelerias, internet cafes, and many tiendas selling groceries, household cleaning supplies, baked goods and much more.

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