This quiet mountain town was was once the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, it's wealth built on silver mines dug deep in the Sierra Madre mountains. Today the mines are dry and the population sits at only 800. Here I stay in a hotel that was once a grande hacienda. The courtyard is overgrown and the rooms are spare but clean. A local woman gives us a tour of the town and the vacant mines at the base of the hills.
This was my home over several weekends while living in Mexico where I slept under heavy blankets and woke to fresh mountain air.