Palacio Cantón

Paseo de Montejo, Mérida, Yucatán

One of the top balconies of the Palacio Cantón, the largest of all the mansions in Paseo de Montejo. This imposing mansion was built between 1904 and 1911 to the design of Italian architect Enrique Deserti to be the home of General Francisco Cantón Rosado, the former state governor. In the Beaux Arts style, it has neoclassical and baroque architectural features. It is now home to the Regional Anthropology and History Museum, where ceramics, figurines, jewelry and other artifacts unearthed at the states many archeological sites are on display. Photo shot with Canon EOS-1 and Ilford HP+ black and white film.