Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chihuahua is not just a dog breed

Chihuahua is not just a dog breed, it is also a State as well as a City in Mexico.  Chihuahua, Chihuahua sounds redundantly redundant, but if you look it up on the internet, you'll find some interesting facts.

The city of Chihuahua is the capital of the state of Chihuahua.  

Bordering parts of New Mexico and Texas, the state of Chihuahua is the largest in Mexico by area, but not by population.  That's why it is known as El Estado Grande or "The Big State."

In case you aren't familiar with Mexico, there are 31 states and the Federal District.  They comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

Chihuahua has the most forest in all of Mexico.  As a result, the majority of Chihuahua's workers are employed in mining, forestry, and industry.

Chihuahua's canyons are the biggest in North America. 
Flora, fauna, and photo ops are everywhere within the state.

Within the canyons are beautiful waterfalls, one of which is the highest in Mexico.  Of course, I had to (accidentally) crop them out of the postcard photos.

The city of Chihuahua is as diverse as the countryside.  From modern buildings to palaces that date back to the early 16th century, there is much to see in this city.

Thanks for taking this trip to the city and state of Chihuahua with me in my North America section of my 7 Continents altered book.

Materials used for this page include tissue paper background I painted copper, five old postcards, three from the state and two from the city of Chihuahua, and three gifted Mexican beer bottle caps used as embellishments.  This page is the reverse of the Cinco de Mayo page I showed for T(ea) this week.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Karla B said...

What a lovely place!Mexico is so beautiful!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely views - I had no idea that Mexico had states or forests - will definitely be going to look it up! I did know that Chihuahua was a city though - must have been a quiz question sometime!!! Hope you are ok! Chrisx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, I really enjoyed taking the trip with you and I learned a lot about a state and city I knew nothing about, and I didn't know the little dogs were named after an actual place in Mexico. I like the way you have created a page with postcards ... never thought of doing that ... I keep all mine tucked away in an album. Thanks for sharing. Hugs to you and Bleubeard. Elizabeth xx

Corrine at said...

Thanks for the tour and the geography lesson too! Nice collage. xox

see you there! said...

Enjoyed learning about Chihuahua. You created a great page and you know I like postcards.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Certainly a beautiful spread for a very scenic piece. The canyon reminded me of Grand Canyon. Hope it has cooled off a little for you. Rain here today!

Halle said...

Very cool page...I learned something new today. That's always a good thing!


Je découvre ton blog d'artiste avec un réel intérêt. Il y a beaucoup de créativité dans ton travail qui reste aussi vraiment original, ce qui est bien.


Rebeca Trevino said...

wonderful photo tour.
Chihuahua is the land of my ancestors. Touche!

Dianne said...

beautiful collage of photos...and information I didn't know...nor am I able to spell it! ha ha...great work my dear!

Rita said...

I had chihuahuas when I was young and knew there was a cit named Chihuahua in Mexico, but that was a s far as my knowledge went--until now! Thanks, Elizabeth. This was interesting. :)

Vicki Miller said...

I love this seven continents book when you do a new page(s) I learn so much about places I had never thought of!