Sunrise in Atlixco

In November 2017, I was in the Puebla Mexico area, and decided to re-visit an old favorite — Atlixco.  I had only spent a few hours there previously, back in 2016.  On this trip, I decided to spend the night to try and get to know the city a little better.  I was hoping to get a good photo of the volcano Popocatepel, and maybe some of the local churches.

I arrived to find that the town had been heavily impacted by a recent earthquake.  There were still piles of rubble in the street, and all the churches and government buildings were closed.  Damage could be seen on the facades and towers of many of them.

Despite that, I enjoyed my time in Atlixco.  It’s one of those places that isn’t really on the tourist radar but probably should be.  They’ll just need a little time to get the damage repaired and things back open again.

The Ex-Convento de San Francisco is one of the more prominent churches, and it sits on a hillside with a nice view.  On my last day, I stationed myself in just the right place to catch the sun rising behind the church.

Sunrise in Atlixco
Sunrise in Atlixco

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