El Acuducto, built in 1785 by Bishop Fray Antonio de San Miguel to bring water to Morelia consists of 253 arches and measures 1810 meters. Local stone was quarried from the village of Santa María. El Acuducto was built along the Calle Real, (“Royal Road”), now Madero Avenida.
There was an open air cafe at the foot of the arches. As I was drawing, a young couple came for coffee after the school day was finished. I couldn’t help but notice the girl tossed all her hair to one side, then in a dramatic gesture, reached for her novio’s arm. It goes to show that drama among teens occurs all over the world.