Thursday, February 13, 2020

Puerto Vallarta (Part II)

I share this evening another batch of photos from my recent time with friends in the beautiful resort town of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast.

Left: At far left with friends (from left) Pete, Brent, and Jeffrey – Puerto Vallarta, Sunday, February 2, 2020.

As I noted in Part I, my friend Brent and I flew down to Mexico early Sunday morning, February 2 and stayed for four days with our mutual friends Pete and Jeffrey, and Pete's parents Gary and Ruth, in a condominium in the Molina Del Agua complex, located in the Old Town of Puerto Vallarta. Throughout the duration of our stay the weather was unseasonable crappy – overcast, rainy and cool. But we definitely made the most of our time in this beautiful place.

Hopefully the photos I share in this series of posts attest to that!

Above (from left): Jeffrey, Pete, Ruth, Gary, and Brent – Monday, February 3, 2020.

Above and below: The Church of Our Lady of the Refuge, Puerto Vallarta – Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Writes photographer Paul LeSage:

While most people are familiar with Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in downtown Puerto Vallarta, a short distance north, near the end of the Malecon, is Our Lady of Refuge Parish.

The building of the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Refugio (Our Lady of Refuge Parish) started on July 4th, 1960, thanks to the altruism and generosity of a handful of faithful and loyal devotees from the community.

This chapel's simple Gothic style architecture houses an altar that features a depiction of the celestial Virgin of Refuge.


See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Puerto Vallarta (Part I)
Photo of the Day – February 5, 2020
Photo of the Day – February 4, 2020
Photo of the Day – February 2, 2020
Demanding Justice and Embodying Compassion for Separated Families at the US/Mexico Border
“What We're Seeing Here Is a Tipping Point”
Fasting, Praying, and Walking for Immigration Reform
Signs of Hope and Wonder

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

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