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This is a shot at the exit (and entrance) eo the Museo de Coro in the city of Coro. Coro, also known as Santa Ana de Coro, capital city of Falcón State, is a World Heritage Site. It is characterized by a beautiful colonial architecture and walls painted in eyte-catching colors such as those seen on the shot. I liked the framing here and the combination of the arched entrance and the rectangular door on theother side of teh street, as well as the eye-catching colors of the wall and the door. I also have another shot without anyone, but decided to post this one.

From the Unesco site:
"With its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, Coro is the only surviving example of a rich fusion of local traditions with Spanish Mudéjar and Dutch architectural techniques. One of the first colonial towns (founded in 1527), it has some 602 historic buildings. "

Sadly, it seems to be in danger of being excluded of the world heritage sites.

The Museo de Coro (Coro Museum) is located in a colonial building where Simon Bolivar, the national hero, stayed on December 23, 1826, in his only visit to the city. There is a famous balcony called "Bolivar's balcony" where he greeted the patriot forces. The Balcon de Bolivar was decreed National Monument on March 22, 1966

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