Guanajuato city underground
Guanajuato, the capital of Guanajuato state, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a charming colonial era city situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by the Sierra de Guanajuato mountains. Guanajuato is nicknamed the place of frogs because the shape of its mountainous terrain is said to have resembled a frog to the city early inhabitants. The region is known as the Bajio, or heartland of Mexico.Founded in 1559, Guanajuato is a former silver mining city and home to the La Valenciana mine.The historic center of Guanajuato has a distinct European flavor with hundreds of narrow cobblestone callejones (alleyways) running up and down the hillside. Shady plazas are dotted with sidewalk cafA©s, museums, theaters, markets and historic monuments. The buildings throughout the city are fine examples of neoclassical- and baroque style colonial architecture. An underground network of tunnels runs beneath the city helping to control the flow of traffic.Known as the birthplace of Mexican Independence, Guanajuato is an important stop along Mexico Independence route.
Mountain peak , Hallstatt , Austria
The village of Hallstatt, Lake Hallstatt, UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt-Dachstein is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the HallstA€tter See (a lake). At the 2001 census, it had 946 inhabitants. Alexander Scheutz has been mayor of Hallstatt since 2009. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian peoples in Early Iron Age Europe, c.800a450 BC. Some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the Celts was found in Hallstatt.
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Cars parked on lot at shopping centre, elevated view (B&W)
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