Text and Photographs
by Esteban A. de Varona
Translated from the original in Spanish by
Leonard Cooper edited by GG in November 2001
First impression, November, 1953
HIDDEN in the fold of a high mountain range
of northern Guerrero,
and as if nailed to its rugged landscape
~ in which much more sky than earth appears ~
there is a laughing, shining town whose square white houses are heaped together
in the most picturesque and surprising untidiness.
The laughing, shining town of Tasco is the artistic capital of the State of Guerrero
and possibly the oldest mining center in Spanish America. Taxco contemplates an indescribable panorama of mountains which look like the green waves of a choppy sea.