San Miguel de Allende: ‘The Ungodly Hours…’

The Cathedral in The Jardin at 5:30am...

The Ungodly Hours…

Those of you who have traveled with me on photography workshops and tours know that I abhor shooting the sunrise hour. Something about getting up at an Ungodly Hour does not  usually work for me, especially now that I’ve retired. But, there have been some exceptions and getting up at 5am (yes, not a typo)  to shoot in San Miguel de Allende was one of them. I’m glad I did!

The Jardin…

Located in the center of town, The Jardin during the day and into the evening, is filled with tourists, locals, vendors of all sorts, musicians and just about everything else one would expect in a small Mexican town. At 5:30am it is a different story.

The Jardin at 6:30am...

Restaurants too were silently waiting to reopen…

The gazebo, where the night before was filled with musicians and young Mexican break-dancers, was eerily silent…

Outside the entrances to small souvenir shops, banks, and restaurants, there was a quiet calm…

Street vendors started working their way to the Jardin around 7am..

The Catarinas were ready to start their day…

And the dogs were posing for these crazy photographers, wondering what on earth they were doing out so early in the morning…

Of course the streets were empty so we had a good opportunity to shoot them and show off their wonderful colors.

All in all it was very worthwhile getting up at “The Ungodly Hour”.

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