Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María
"In rivers the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time." — Leonardo da Vinci
wall of crucifix, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico
Pátzcuaro is a large town and municipality located in the state of Michoacán. The town was founded sometime in the 1320s, at first becoming the capital of the Tarascan state and later its ceremonial center. After the Spanish took over, Vasco de Quiroga worked to make Pátzcuaro the capital of the New Spain province of Michoacán, but after his death, the capital would be moved to nearby Valladolid (today Morelia). Pátzcuaro has retained its colonial and indigenous character since then, and has been named both a “Pueblo Mágico” and one of the 100 Historic World Treasure Cities by the United Nations. Pátzcuaro and the lake region it belongs to is well known as a site for Day of the Dead celebrations.
Santa María Magdalena Cuitzeo is one of the most magnificent 16th century monastery built by the Augustinian missionaries in the western province of Michoacán.
This ex-convent are filled with imagery of Christian faith. In the room above, you are able to see a fresco depicting Mary Magdalene holding a jar filled with oil and washing the feet of Jesus. In the cloisters, the Capitulary Hall also houses the convent’s nearly 1,100-volume bibliographic and documentary archives, most dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The original Aztec word was Coatlaxopeuh, which means “The one (female) that defeat the snake”. The icon of the Virgin of Guadalupe is Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image.
Morelia in Michoacan, Mexico is named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 for its well preserved colonial buildings and layout of the historic center.
The Church and Convent of San Francisco in Morelia is one of the two oldest religious buildings in the historic centre. The architectural style of this building is known as plateresqueis from the Spanish Renaissance. The exterior of the convent spots Moorish windows on the second floor while the interior courtyard is reminiscient of the medieval period.
View of the Templo de la Compañía bell tower from a rooftop.
Aniversario de la Revolución Mexicana parade.
A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig, its ancestor the wild boar, and several other wild relatives. Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals.
Domesticated pigs are commonly raised as livestock by farmers for meat (generally called pork, hams, gammon or bacon), as well as for leather. Their bristly hairs are also used for brushes. Some breeds of pig, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as pets.
Cemetery, Diá de los Muertos, Arocutin, Michoacan, Mexico
This image is one of a series of images shown at the CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Canada for the month of May, 2011.