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San Miguel d'Allende

January 2017... our first city visit... and so much to learn. A World Heritage Site... an amazing city for food, art, fabrics, and architecture ... the famous church in the Centro district is... compelling, hypnotic, simply impossible not to photograph. Future visits, we'll find more vistas -- but this first trip, La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel found my lens... often.

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Cathedral Sunset

The pink rock used for Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel literally glows in the sunset light.

covered sidewalk

Pre-dawn for a sunrise shot of the church, this covered sidewalk near the garden caught my eye.

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Even walking back to the hotel after 'sunrise' photos, the La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel is mesmerizing. This shot tries to capture the reality that our monuments, our exalted efforts at "worship"... have, at their core, the city streets of communities of believers. And which is the greater monument?

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