Fields surrounding Lake PÃ¡tzcuaro, Mexico
Green fields fill the foreground. A large lake completes the background. Beyond the lake rise several low mountains. Pátzcuaro is a small town in the highlands of Mexico in the state of Michoacán. The town predates the arrival of the Spaniards; the Purepecha people have lived in the area since at least 1324. Conquistadors claimed the area for Spain in 1540. The town is well-known for its indigenous heritage, expressed through traditional dances and handcrafted goods.
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