Must See Mexican Cities | San Luis Potosi

Driving through Mexico to Belize we stopped in San Miguel de Allende, which was beautiful.  You can find multiple blog posts and pictures about this city in my history.  Now on the way back through Mexico from Belize, we wanted to see a new city, and chose San Luis Potosi, north of Mexico City off Highway 57.

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi, Mexico

We arrived to our hotel at dusk, quickly settled in and had the front desk get us a taxi into town.   I read that in the Plaza de los Fundadores, the city "paints" a cathedral there with lights, the only place in all of Latin America that does this.  The images I had seen were amazing and I HAD to go try to create my own images. 

Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Shoe Shine Stand in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

However the Festival of Lights was not happening on this night...maybe it was the wrong time of year.  So Natasha and I roamed the streets a bit, then caught a taxi back before it got too late.

Architecture | Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Architecture of San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Street Performer | Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Street Performer

San Luis Potosi is quite large and the traffic can be overwhelming, but the sheer beauty of its architecture and history of the city required us to book another night's stay.  Initially we stayed in a hotel on the outskirts of town, but booked our second night downtown, about three blocks from the city center.  This allowed us to keep the Jeep securely parked in a garage, and tour the town on foot.

Plaza de los Fundedores | Architecture | Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Plaza de los Fundadores

San Fransisco Square | Architectural Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

San Fransisco Square in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 

Again it felt like we were the only ex-pats in this city.  Maybe I thought this was strange only because when touring a big city anywhere else I have been, there are usually many nationalities represented.  However in San Luis Potosi, a city of 2.5 million, Natasha and I seemed to be the only non-Mexicans.  But who cares...The people were very friendly and we did not experience any problems or bad vibes.

Street Photography | Street Vendor | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Street Vendor in San Fransisco Square, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Church of San Fransisco | San Fransisco Square | Architectural Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Traffic

 

You can spend a week here in San Luis Potosi and not see all that this city has to offer.  That doesn't include venturing into the countryside, where you can find jungles hiding waterfalls and ancient ruins.  I'm once again glad we live by exploring new places and immersing ourselves in the culture.  If we lived in fear, nothing would ever be gained.

Street Photography | Architectural Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico | Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Resting Place

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Street Photography | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Dance Practice

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Cathedral in Plaza del Carmen

For tips on shooting with a wide angle lens, go to my post Wide Angle Photography Tips.

Temple del Carmen | San Luis Potosi Mexico Image By Indiana Architectural & Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 

 

 

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