St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary's Church
St. Mary’s Church

Architecture

When I was a kid I always dreamed of being an Architect. I always thought it was amazing to put a passion inside your work that everyone would be able to see it in a building or structure. I took this photo at my sister’s wedding while in Alton, Illinois. It is from inside of St. Mary’s Church. I looked up at the ceiling and saw this amazing piece of work and thought, I had to share.

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I hope you enjoyed the photo and the small story. If you are interested in more of my Architecture work, be sure to click on the Architecture Tag below.
Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

New Idria

New Idria
New Idria

This is a photo of an old abandoned factory that is just outside of New Idria.  If you have not seen this place it is something to see at least once in your lifetime.  I had been there once when I was a kid and I had mentioned it to my wife and we drove up to see it.  I guess the place has been abandoned for some time now.  It used to be used for some old mining purposes.

Meza Verde

Meza Verde
Meza Verde

I was recently in Meza Verde, CO and got to see some of these amazing creations that the park has to offer.  In the photo on the left you can see one of the old structures that Native Americans made to use for living and other purposes.  It is amazing to see how we have developed our architecture to develop the places we have today.

Thanks for reading.

Semper Fidelis,

Manny Perez

Dallas, TX

Bridge in Dallas, TX

While I was in Texas recently, I was in Dallas and noticed this beautiful bridge.  It was a little tricky to get to since there wasn’t any place to park nearby and get to a good location to photograph it.  I had to stop at a gas station and hike up a road nearby to get this shot.  The plan originally for this bridge and two future bridges is to build two more similar bridges nearby and when you look at them from an angle it will look like one bridge.

If you have more details about this bridge and anything else in Dallas, TX please feel free to share it with us.

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

Guanajuato

Photo of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato

Today starts the week of Mexico Photos week, which I mentioned last week that it was a little late but better late than never.  This week I plan to take you along on the trip that our family took when we last visited in  December of 2004.

Today, I am going to share more than one photo with you because Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico is probably one of the most beautiful places to see in Mexico.  It has so much history and amazing architecture.  The above photo is of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato which is just one of the beautiful churches that Guanajuato has to offer.

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The photo to the right is of another church just to the right of Teatro Juarez.  Not sure what it is called but if you know and would like to share with us, please feel free.

Guanajuato has so many different places and things to see.  It is full of history.  According to a custom publication of the Fresno Bee that was published on September 8, 2010, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico is the 2nd top city next to Ciudad de Mexico.  There is so many important history figures that have roamed the streets.

I want to thank The Cultured Traveler for some of their information on the buildings in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.  Visit their site to see all the information on the capital.

Stay tuned throughout the week to see more photos from Guanajuato, Mexico.  I am even going to share something that might frighten you!

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez