Puebla Cathedral and Popocatépetl

I was in Puebla, Mexico for a few days in late October.  I had spent most of my trip in Cholula and Atlixco, but spent my last night in the Centro Historico of Puebla.  I’ve wanted to stay at the Hotel Colonial, which has a rooftop terrace, but on a previous trip it was full.  So I was happy they had an available room for me.

The terrace at the Hotel Colonial has a wonderful view of the back of Puebla’s Cathedral, and also of the volcano Popocatépetl.  Popo was pretty active while I was there, belching out ash and gas with regularity.  I set up my camera on the roof and waited.  As the light fell, I was getting some great shots.  Then, Popo let off a nice plume of ash. I zoomed in tightly on the cathedral towers, which also helped to emphasize the volcano.

Puebla Cathedral and Popocatépetl
Puebla Cathedral and Popocatépetl

I’m pretty happy with this photo, and I have a few more panoramic images I may share in another post.

The only downside to the roof terrace was that it was swarmed with mosquitoes!  I hadn’t seen so many in years.

Setting up for the shot
Setting up for the shot

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