Home again after ten wonderful days in Mexico, and now I have hundreds of photos to edit, process, caption, keyword and upload. Visiting the city of Guanajuato in central Mexico was my favorite part of the trip. The downtown area or Zona Centro and surrounding neighborhoods are filled with ornate churches, theatres and colorful buildings that are a photographer’s delight.
Guanajuato is also a very historic city. There are gold and silver mines dating back to the 1500’s, and there are numerous monuments and museums commemorating the Mexico’s fight for independence in 1810, which had it’s start in the state of Guanajuato.
The view above, with the prominent Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato on the left, was taken from the viewpoint at the top of the funicular where there is a monument to El Pipila, a hero of the Mexican War of Independence. The view from this lookout is great almost any time of day, but is particularly beautiful just as the sun sets and city lights come on.