La Plaza de Trinidad

A nice view from above of the plaza in Trinidad, Cuba. It surprised me how easy it was to get access to buildings around town to try and get the best shot. The buildings and the plaza date back to the 18th century. This is such a laid back town I can see it still looking like this in the 23rd century.

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Welcome to Monte Alban

High above the valley of Oaxaca lies the ancient city of the Zapotec civilization – Monte Alban. Arqueologists believe that it was founded around 500BC but it was abandoned by the time the Spaniards arrived. All that was left was this magnificent city and its temples.

Mexico, Central America, and South America have so many of these ancient cities and exploring them is quite the adventure. I have already been to Chichen Itza (twice), Machu Pichuu, Teotihuacan, Tulum (many times), and Coba (twice). Still left on the list are Palenque, Tikal, Uxmal and Copan. And I’m sure there is a lost city of Amazonian super woman somewhere that is waiting for me to discover it.

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Grand Avenue Skyscrapers

I know the LA skyline doesn’t get as much love as the skyscrapers of NY but I never tire of photographing them. And it is currently undergoing a massive transformation. I still remember as recently as 10 years ago how different it was. Now there are all these fancy new skyscrapers being built all over downtown. And really old buildings are being cleaned up and converted to swanky residential lofts. I am excited by it all. It will give me an excuse to hang out there more often and keep taking photos.

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Nadya's Side Of The RoadFebruary 10, 2014 - 5:24 pm

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By the Light of the Playacar Moon

I never get tired of photographing beaches. I previously posted a photo from this night in Playacar. I have many more but this was one of my favorites. On this one, I really liked the striking moon and how it came down and brushed its light over the water.

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The Golden Light of the Church

Way down in old Mexico in the state of Oaxaca is the town of Santa Ana Tlapacoyan. Here is your typical old Mexican town where time seems like it has stood still. Many of these old towns tend to be very similar. They have only one entrance into town and they usually have their little plaza right in the center of town. And while most folks live in humble homes, the most ornate building will most likely be the town church. I took this photo on my evening walk. There was a warm glow emanating from within inviting all to enter. I just took the photo and kept walking. There was some hot chocolate waiting for me at my destination.

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Tequila Sunset

You know which are the best kind of friends to have? The ones that call you on a Thursday afternoon and say “Want to go down to Rosarito? It’s just going to be a couple of guys, hanging out and having a drink.” The only sensible answer is “Heck yea!” This is my buddy Gerardo thanking the heavens for the glorious sunset. Either that or he was grateful that we hadn’t finished all the beer.

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Capitolio de La Habana

The Capital building of Havana towers over the nearby streets and residential buildings. It was modeled after the US Capitol and was the center of government from its construction in 1928 until the Cuban revolution of 1959. Since then it has been used as the Ministry of Science and Technology. Although, I have to admit that the few times I have been to Cuba and wanted to take a tour inside, it was always closed. Oh well, I’ll just have to go back and try again.

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