Guanajuato at Twilight

My wife and I were in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico a couple of weeks ago for a long weekend.  Our time there also happened to fall during the Cervantino, an international arts and music festival.  I’ll be writing more about that later, but for this post I just wanted to share a few photos from around Guanjauato, taken around sunset.

On a cool and windy late afternoon, I climbed the up to the Monument to Pipila to take a photo of the city.  The sun was setting and partially hidden by clouds and ended up illuminating up the houses and hills in the background in a very pleasing way:

Basilica at Sunset, Guanajuato
Basilica at Sunset, Guanajuato

 

A little while later, the sun had set and the city was pleasantly lit.  The dark gray clouds obscured the normal blue look the sky would have, producing a very different photo.  I was shivering when taking this, so the focus isn’t as crisp as I would have liked:

Basilica, Guanajuato
Basilica, Guanajuato

 

On the way back down the hill, I snapped a side view of the Basilica:

Basilica, Guanajuato
Basilica, Guanajuato

 

I also took some random photos one night while walking around.  Here’s a few that turned out reasonably well:

Popular store, Guanajuato
Popular store, Guanajuato
Mercado Hidalgo and Bus Stop, Guanajuato
Mercado Hidalgo and Bus Stop, Guanajuato
Chinese Restaurant, Guanajuato
Chinese Restaurant, Guanajuato
Busy corner, Guanajuato
Busy corner, Guanajuato

 

I’ll be posting a lot more Guanajuato photos in the weeks to come.  It’s one of the most beautiful and photogenic places I’ve traveled in Mexico, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

 

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