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Puerto Vallarta — Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church


Hidalgo Street entrance

Hidalgo Street entrance

In English it’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church.  In Spanish it’s called La Iglesia Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.  In any language it’s absolutely stunning.  This structure is just a short walk from the Malecón.  You won’t miss the turn — it’s at the end of the Malecón behind the park.  That park is just a block beyond the Caballito de Mar (Little Sea Horse) statue that is the unofficial symbol for Puerto Vallarta.

Stained glass set in old brick

Stained glass set in old brick

You also can’t miss the crown that tops the church.  It’s said to be based on the tiara worn by one of Emporer Maximillian’s mistresses.

The Crown of a Mistress?

The Crown of a Mistress?

And while the outside is indeed picture worthy, don’t think that’s all this church has to offer.

Pews

Pews

Step inside and make your toward the front for images of the altar and beautifully inlaid reredos.

Altar and Reredos

Altar and Reredos

Altar and Reredos

Altar and Reredos

Friday’s Fun Photos will bring to a conclusion our visit not only to Puerto Vallarta, but also our look at this ten-day journey into the Sea of Cortez aboard the Grand Princess.  I hope you enjoyed the series.

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Puerto Vallarta — Statues of the Malecón, Part 2


The Unofficial "Symbol" of Puerto Vallarta — "Caballito de Mar" (Seahorse), Rafael Zamarripa

The Unofficial “Symbol” of Puerto Vallarta — “Caballito de Mar” (Seahorse), Rafael Zamarripa

As beautiful as the shoreline is along the Malecón of Puerto Vallarto, it’s the statuary that steal the show here.  Alas, that doesn’t mean that the statues are immune from vandalism.  Carlos Espino’s statue of Triton once possessed a trident and a right arm.  First to go was the trident, and on our latest trip even the right arm was missing.

"Triton and the Mermaid", Carlos Espino — Triton's arm and trident now missing

“Triton and the Mermaid”, Carlos Espino — Triton’s arm and trident now missing

Fortunately such shenanigans appear to be the exception, and the only wear evident on most of the statues here are from the tail end of those who would rest their feet.

"Roundabout of the Sea", Alejandro Colunga

“Roundabout of the Sea”, Alejandro Colunga

Which is perfectly all right with the locals.  Many of these statues were meant to double as seats and benches.

"Roundabout of the Sea", Alejandro Colunga

“Roundabout of the Sea”, Alejandro Colunga

Although some of these seats can border on the bizarre and frightening.

"Roundabout of the Sea", Alejandro Colunga

“Roundabout of the Sea”, Alejandro Colunga

While Alejandro Colunga’s Roundabout of the Sea appears to be a tourist favorite, I also rather enjoyed the “Origen y Destino” (Origin and Destiny) collection by Pedro Tello.

"Origen y Destino" (Origin and Destiny), Pedro Tello

“Origen y Destino” (Origin and Destiny), Pedro Tello

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Puerto Vallarta — Statues of the Malecón, Part 1


“El Unicornio de la Buena Fortuna” (Unicorn of Good Fortune),  Aníbal Riebeling

“El Unicornio de la Buena Fortuna” (Unicorn of Great Fortune), Aníbal Riebeling

This week we’re concentrating on one of the most interesting photographic opportunities along Puerto Vallarta’s Malecón — The fascinating surreal bronze statuary of Alejandro Colunga and works from several other artists.

I'm All Ears — A bench located in Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

I’m All Ears — A bench located in Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Many of these sculptures appear to step right out of a screening of a Star Wars movie.

A chair located in Channeling H.P. Lovecraft and Star Wars — From Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

A chair located in Channeling H.P. Lovecraft and Star Wars — From Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Other “statues” double as seats for the weary walker.

A Chair Pair — A chair located in Alejandro Colunga's Roundabout of the Sea

A Chair Pair — A chair located in Alejandro Colunga’s “Roundabout of the Sea”

Still others defy all attempts to define them.

"En Busca de la Razón" (In Pursuit of Reason), Sergio Bustamante

“En Busca de la Razón” (In Pursuit of Reason), Sergio Bustamante

While some statues take a more traditional approach to art.

"Los Milenios" (The Millennia), Mathis Lidice

“Los Milenios” (The Millennia), Mathis Lidice

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