Mexico in Black and White

Somehow in 30+ countries of traveling, I had (unintentionally) managed to avoid visiting Mexico. I had tentative plans in the past, and, in 2020, we were supposed to make it, but you know how that story ends. That trip was destined for another area of Mexico, but when it came time to try again we opted for the tried-and-true beach vacation, choosing Puerto Vallarta. 

While it wasn’t a trip for photography, it was a picturesque trip. I almost didn’t bring the camera, in fact, but decided I’d regret not having it. You can’t go wrong photographing beach destinations in color, with their sunrises and sunsets, plus colorful flowers. But, from the start of the trip, I had the idea to try and photograph the town in black and white to see if I could capture something a little less typical. 

The beach in the old town area. 
Rocking horses on the boardwalk.
Los Arcos. I can’t confirm it, but I suspect these were built for Instagram. At least the lack of any other history makes me think so. #doitforthegram
The entrance to Casa Kimberly, the house Richard Burton built for Elizabeth Taylor. Now a boutique hotel and restaurant. 
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church). 
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe from street level.
Taking in the view from the Muelle de Playa Los Muertos, a large pier in the heart of Old Town.
What would a beach vacation be without a sunset photo?

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