Leon’s Plaza Principal

Recently, I spent a couple of nights in Leon, Guanajuato.  My main “focus” was to take photos of the Templo Expiatorio with the full moon.  However, I spent one night on the main plaza, Plaza Principal, hoping for a nice sunrise or sunset scene.

The best view of the Plaza is from the Ramada hotel, where you can get a room with a balcony overlooking the Plaza.  I set up my tripod on the balcony and waited for a good sunset, which didn’t really happen.  In fact, the Plaza was a bit of a disappointment at night.  Unlike many plazas in Mexico, the church lights weren’t turned on, even on the weekend.  So, my best photo ended up being a middle-of-the-day shot with some storm clouds rolling in.  I love the churches and the carefully sculpted trees.

Plaza Principal, Leon, Guanajuato

Plaza Principal, Leon, Guanajuato

Leon isn’t really a typical tourist destination, but I enjoyed my time there.  A lot of people stop for the famous leather market, but the central core of the city is certainly worth a visit as well.



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