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Riverside Lodge, Batopilas, Mexico, 1999

Photo: Riverside Lodge

An old-style Mexican hotel (right) pales beneath the gleaming blue-tiled domes of the upscale Riverside Lodge in Batopilas, Mexico. This century-old hacienda, formerly a local merchant's home, was meticulously restored by an American businessman in the early 1990s, just as the Mexican government was beginning a push to make the country's Copper Canyons region a major tourist destination.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Two Faces of Tourism," July/August 1999, National Geographic Traveler magazine)

Photograph by Jonathan Tourtellot

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