This week's shot comes from colonial Cholula, 10 km west of Puebla, which is renowned for two things. Firstly, it has the widest pyramid in the world, 4thc AD Piramide Tepanapa, which measures 450m along each side of the base, and contains a tunnel that you can still walk right through today. Secondly, it is the town where Cortes, the Spanish Conquistador, vowed to build a church for every day of the year - on top of the existing pagan temples. And yes, there is a beautiful colonial church stamped right on top of the widest pyramid in the world, with a view to crushing and stamping out indigenous culture. That was not managed, fortunately, but today from the terraces of the church, you get a wonderful view of Mexico's two most famous volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl (weather permitting.)
The town of Cholula has a university, a huge zocalo with portals, arcades and more churches, and some very colourful colonial buildings. This shot was taken in the harsh, winter afternoon sun in January, making the yellows, rusts and blues even more intense. I can highly recommend a visit to Cholula, and for more atmospheric Sunday shadow shots click here for hey harriet.