Photographer's Note

Balcons in Taxco on Christmas day

Taxco (full name: Taxco de Alarcón) is an antique colonial silver-mining center located in the northern reaches of the Mexican state of Guerrero. It stands at a height of some 1800 m above sea level in the western arm of the Sierra Madre del Sur.

Even though silver mining had been the main commercial activity of Taxco since colonial times, it is no longer considered a profitable activity, and the city is better known for its traditional silverwork, which attracts tourism throughout the year.

The city is built on the side of a mountain, with very steep narrow cobblestone streets lined by whitewashed houses with red-tiled roofs. It is also renowned for its more than 200-year-old baroque-style church, the parish church of Santa Prisca

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