A Bird’s Eye View – Landscape

Early, early, early one morning last May, while on holiday in San Migel de Allende, Mexico, we treated ourselves to a hot air balloon ride.  And me, with a fear of heights! But I didn’t think of that – not once all morning.  It was such a fun (and…ummm….uplifting?) experience.

  
Morning mists over the mountains.

  
The sun rise made for some long shadows.

  
We were not alone.

  
The lovely, historic, UNESCO World Heritage city of San Miguel de Allende nestled into the mountains.  The cathedral, the Parroguia de San Miguel Arcangel takes centre stage.  Can you find it?

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”  ― Ansel Adams

WPC – Landscape

Advertisements

Something Broken

IMG_3516

IMG_3513

Some ceramic bits from Canada de la Virgen, a pre-Columbian site 16 km outside of San Miguel de Allende.  According to our guide, so many pieces were found and without the manpower to attempt to re-assemble them, they are placed here in a “pottery garden”.  The garden is laid out in a plan that was based on a design found on one of the pieces.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Something Broken

Thursday Doors: The Doors Of San Miguel de Allende

In the historic centre of San Miguel de Allende, there are an estimated two thousand doors. Many, many of them are made of hand hewn wood, painted.  They are all so different, and all so beautiful.  Behind those doors are about two thousand courtyards – so intriguing!!  I didn’t take a photo of each of them…. but here are a few:

IMG_3576

IMG_3577

IMG_3587

IMG_3632

IMG_3627

IMG_3393

This is linked to Thursday Doors Norm 2.0