Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – As I continued setting up the new photo galleries this week, I found myself spending extra time staring into these photos of the Puerto Vallarta sculptures on the Malecon.

Not so much the sunny, colorful captures of the “boardwalk” (you can see them all here). But instead these moody almost monotone photos taken on a twilight stroll as the storm clouds gathered.

the millennia sculpture on the Puerto Vallarta Malecon

On the Malecon a couple watches the sunset over Bay of Banderas with El Milenio (The Millennia) sculpture by artist Mathis Lidice arching above them into the clouds.

It was an incredibly busy family trip (as usual), with full agendas each day–and me, guilty as usual of rarely putting the camera down. The kids just wanted some pool time back at the hotel, understandably. Their dad was happy to join in.

And I? Well … I relished in a quiet solo stroll as evening storm clouds gathered above the Bay of Banderas. Suddenly the light began shifting by the second. The landmark sculptures took on new life. And nobody paid a bit of attention as I clicked and squatted and hunched and sprang about the bronze beings.

Rotonda del Mar sculpture on Malecon in evening

Puerto Vallarta boardwalk or malecon at dusk with bicycle, people watching sunset by la Rotonda del Mar sculptures (Rotunda of the Sea) by artist Alejandro Colunga.

For recommendations of things to do in Puerto Vallarta with kids, don’t miss my family guide. And see my stock photos of Puerto Vallarta sculptures on the Malecon and more (digital downloads available). For more information about the Puerto Vallarta sculptures on the Malecon, see this article.

lone sculpture looking at Bay of Banderas

A solitary soul from the Rotunda of the Seas (Rotonda del Mar) collection of sculptures looks out at the Bay of Banderas with sun bursting through clouds.

Wishing you all a peaceful evening ….

More Mexico photos you might enjoy:

Puerto Vallarta stock photo gallery

San Jose del Cabo stock photo gallery

Sayulita stock photo gallery

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Travel photography of Puerto Vallarta sculptures at dusk.