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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the main church in town. Puerto Vallarta. Mexico. Banderas Bay. Here is a view from below.


Moskva-5, MF 6x9 folding rangefinder (1957). Fuji Velvia 100F.


This is kind of a "must-have" shot from PV. Tons of postcards, all city guides will show the 'crowned' church from this angle. When I made my way up to the hill (pretty steep!) to get mine, I realized that there was no any single open space with a clear shot! It could be done only from one of the private houses with the windows facing the church. Just when I thought “@*#&%!” the door opened and old gentleman invited me in and showed me the way to the roof of his house. That’s how this shot happened. I swear – no color tweaking here. That’s how it looked like under the setting tropical sun. At least that’s how I remember it.

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Taken on August 19, 2005