Thursday, August 20, 2020

Spanish Colonial Forts

During my travels in Latin America, I've always been drawn to the region's many Spanish colonial forts. Not only do they make excellent photographic subjects because of their bold architecture and spectacular locations, but they also endure as powerful symbols of the turbulent history of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. 

Click on the collage below to view images from my Spanish Colonial Forts gallery. 


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mexico's World Heritage Sites

Mexico is blessed with 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including twenty-seven cultural sites, six natural sites and two mixed sites. This is more than any other country in the Americas, and it means that Mexico ranks seventh in the world by total number of Heritage sites. I've been fortunate to visit 28 of these fascinating and beautiful places, which means that I still have a few left to discover. Please Click on the collage below to view images of the ones that I've explored so far.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Mexican Ghost Towns

Among my favourite places to visit in Mexico are its atmospheric ghost towns. Many of them date back centuries and harbour the remains of handsome Spanish colonial architecture along with abandoned gold and silver mines on their outskirts. Some have now become popular with adventurous travellers, prompting hotels and restaurants to open up on their narrow cobblestone streets. However, there is still a sense of timelessness and mystery about these crumbling old mountain towns. My Mexican Ghost Towns collection contains images captured on visits to four of Mexico's best known ghost towns. Click on the titles below to view individual photo galleries.

View of 19th century old silver mining town of Real de Catorce dominatied by the parish church, San Luis Potosi Stock Photo

Building in the 19th century mining town of Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato state, Mexico Stock Photo

The Spanish colonial mining ghost town of Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico Stock Photo