6 months ago
I just returned from a business trip to Guanajuato, Mexico and was fortunate to have some time available to see some of this beautiful, historic city. The people here are friendly, energetic, and they love to party at night. I'll post a small sampling of the pics I shot there to give a flavor of this city and its surroundings. I brought my K5, DA15 Ltd, FA31 Ltd, and DA55-300 for this trip.
Guanajuato from Casa Colorado at sunset:
The long building with rounded roof near the left side is the Mercado and the large, rectangular building to its right is the historic Granary.
The church with a red dome near the foreground is the Parroquia de Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato. The large white buildings behind it are part of the University of Guanajuato.
Here is some of the interior of that church:
The cultural and art district in nearby Leon includes a modern, world-class art and history museum. This shot is not the cross-section of an ant colony,
but is the cross-section of the old Valenciana silver and gold mine located in the hills above Guanajuato. The scale on the right side gives depths of the excavations. Not surprisingly, the life span of miners here was not very long. Nearby is a church whose interior features gilding from the mine.
We also were able to make a short side-trip to Dolores Hidalgo, the birthplace of the Mexican Revolution. The Hidalgo Church is next to the main square.
I hope to be able to make another trip here so see and experience more of this wonderful area.
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