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#FriFotos: Soumaya and the Sky

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Photograph by Abelardo de la Torre

This week’s #FriFotos theme is MUSEUMS, so we decided to feature this unbelievable shot that Abelardo de la Torre submitted to the National Geographic Traveler Photo ContestNational Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Sixteen thousand aluminum tiles coat the exterior of the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City. Housing the collection of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the museum was designed by Slim’s son-in-law, Mexican architect Fernando Romero. The museum features the works of many famous artists including Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Salvador Dali. The photographer describes the museum as “one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.”

The National Geographic Travler Photo Contest runs through July 11th, so you still have plenty of time to enter! We’ve got some amazing prizes, including a National Geographic Galápagos Photography Expedition, a Santa Fe Workshop, a National Geographic Traveler SeminarNational Geographic Traveler Seminar, and $200 gift certificates to B&H Photo. You can submit digital photos online in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. Enter today!

#FriFotos is a weekly themed Twitter chat founded by @EpsteinTravels@TravelDesigned, and @CharlesYap where travelers share their favorite pics. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see the latest submissions or tweet one of your own.

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