This city is not especially pretty, but I found it interesting to visit for a few days. The downtown streets are authentic markets, full of people selling everything and there is chaotic traffic, while I was there I didn´t see any tourist ...
This was a summer evening, and I was looking for a place to represent my city to capture it in a picture, and there was growth in October or November, and by that time I was participating in a local photography contest, and I took a photo on a grotto of the Virgin of Guadalupe that is in the Autonomous University of Asunción, where I studied, and this photo, taken at the square of democracy, against Guarani hotel, which is one of the Historic Hotels of Assumption. In the end, the other won, proving that I had chosen well, and I think it's fair to drag into light, that the afternoon the sun had set and the first lights of the city were turning from the square to the National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of Our Lady of the Assumption. I made the decision, the weather was nice, as it is here in the summer, or at least when they are entering, and we usually have very hot days.
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport is 16 km from Asunción and is the largest airport in Paraguay. It is named after the famous Paraguayan aviator Silvio Pettirossi. We had to make a layover of 8 hours, spending the night, so we had time to see it. The airport is small compared to others, but provides all services. It has nice shops with local handicrafts in the public arrivals area and duty free stores. It has a bar where you can have a drink for a good price and good service, they accepted pesos and that was all we had, and obviously also they accept dollars. Everyone was very nice.
Late spring in Plaza Italia is a mythical place rooted in social struggles, since it's always occupied by either locals or farmers who come to demand the government give their problems greater attention. There were indigenous people sitting in the square the day I was there, but I didn't see them in that way because I was focused on the sky. It was cloudy that day, but the sun was about to break through, creating an atmosphere between light and dark. You can appreciate this effect in trees and the sky, standing in a coconut grove in in a spring evening.
This cave is under one of the stairs at the Autonomous University of Asunción, where anyone can go to get some spirituality, a place to ask the Virgin of Guadalupe for a favor, before a test, a defense or something. It is a very beautiful cave covered with rocks, a place to relax after school or find tranquility.This photo was taken on July 1 and what I´m using to participate this year in the arts contest from college and I ended up winning the best abstract photography the contest, very happy,, I get to thank the Virgin that favor, I hope you will enjoy this shot.