Some Virgil issue 2 colors from Chris Beckett. So excited that a book I’m drawing gets to look this good!
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Mercado San Juan de Dios (Mercado Libertad)
A spare Saturday morning led me here to one of the largest indoor markets in Mexico hosting around three thousand stalls heaving and hawking a wide variety of wares; electronics, blackberries, watches, shoes, jewelry, birds, bunnies, octopus, jugo de la caña de azúcar, wigs, saddles— seemingly everything housed on three cramped floors.
Though the heat, human multitudes and merchandise were considerable it never seemed stuffy or hot in San Juan de Dios, the crafty 1958 architecture insures at least a handful of redemptive breezes.
My fellow sightseers and I spent time winding through each floor but to see it all would be a feat worthy of a more Herculean group. At the outdoor central courtyard I sampled sugar cane juice with a spoonful of salt (too much-it was seawater by the end) which was a delicious pick me up after all the walking. The food court hosted dozens and dozens of smaller eating establishments, a lot of torta ahogadas stands (a Guadalajara specialty- sandwiches drowned in sauce), taquerias and goat meat stews. We settled in at the neon green, steel counter, bar stool bedecked Taqueria Urupan littered with different salsas and toppings. I got quesadillas de maiz, the only vegetarian option on the menu- so far I’ve been able to try some really interesting dishes but the usual meat-free fallback is bean tacos or some variant of cheese and tortilla.