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Guanajuato and its colonial architecture

My Photo scholarship 2011 entry

Mexico | Friday, 4 November 2011 | 4 photos

I'm an audiovisual language student and I'm actually learning the basics from the camera. I recently travelled to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, México for Cervantino Festival. The photos I shot were mostly about temples, churches, and streets. Colonial cities like Guanajuato are very rich in culture because of their architecture, their streets and their people. Specially Guanajuato has a great spanish baroque heritage. I tried to portray all these things and I think I did it fine. I started taking pictures of buildings and streets because I like very much to visit colonial cities and admire them, also these are things that I can find close to me so it was easier to me than trying to find wildlife in Monterrey, my native town.
Guanajuato as much of Mexico's Colonial Towns was an indigenous city. With the arrival of the Spaniards and the Conquist many of the traditions were lost. Spaniards introduced Catholic religion to the people but this conversion wasn't a hundred percent. It was not an extermination, it was a fusion. American and Spanish cultures fused and formed a new half-breed culture which is the actual mexican. Guanajuato is one of the cities in which you can apreciate this phenomenon. You can watch the streets are very Spanish-style, Churches are Baroque and Gothic. But in this places you can find many people and many artesans which are proof of their indigenous past.
I would like to travel to South Africa first because I love to travel and I love adventure, I love photography and reportages. I love wild life documentaries and I would love to be part of them.

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