Necaxa Reservoir

Puebla, Mexico
Puebla, Mexico

This is one of the first reservoirs that began to operate in Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth century in order to harness the waters of the rivers  Necaxa, Tenango, and others. I felt surprised when I read that when it began its operations in 1905 it was the world’s most powerful hydroelectric.

It is located on the freeway to Tuxpan, in the northwest of the State of Puebla. I just visited while passing by back to Mexico City, so I just relaxed in front of the reservoir, contemplating the spectacular view while eating breakfast, and then left, but if you visit you can walk, take a boat ride, or if you like fishing you can fish carps and mojarras (a type of sea bream or freshwater fish) that inhabit this vast body water.

Asuncion, Paraguay: El Cabildo

Asunción, Paraguay
Asunción, Paraguay

 “El Cabildo” is an historical building of Paraguay. It housed the Congress of Paraguay, although currently, since 2004, is the Republic Cultural Center.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

I took these photos inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires, Argentina which is located in front of Plaza de Mayo.

The construction of the Cathedral was started in the eighteenth century and was only able to be completed in early twentieth century, for this reason you can find different architectural styles going  from baroque to romanesque elements.

Gateway to Health

Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico
Valladolid, Yucatan-Mexico

“Escalante Pharmacy”

For me it was very attractive seeing the contrasting color of the facades and doors in the City of Valladolid which is characterized by a very colorful colonial architecture.

Women’s Bridge

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Women’s Bridge is a 170-metre pedestrian swing bridge designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the only one of his works in Latin America and is located in the Dock 3 in Puerto Madero, Pierina and Manuela Gorriti Dealessi.

The architect has described the design as a synthesis of the image of a couple dancing the tango.

A number of streets in the Puerto Madero district have women’s names, for this reason the  bridge got its name.

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