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Peter & Jackie Main | profile | all galleries >> World Galleries >> North & Central America >> Mexico >> Oaxaca tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Oaxaca

Catedral - construction started 1553
Catedral - construction started 1553
Catedral - baroque carving
Catedral - baroque carving
A popular place on a Sunday afternoon
A popular place on a Sunday afternoon
Inside the Catedral
Inside the Catedral
Children playing with giant balloons
Children playing with giant balloons
Colonial buildings and lovely trees
Colonial buildings and lovely trees
Colonial architecture everywhere
Colonial architecture everywhere
Templo de Santo Domingo
Templo de Santo Domingo
Built 1570 to 1608
Built 1570 to 1608
Teatro Macedonia Alcala
Teatro Macedonia Alcala
Monte Alban - Zapotec archaeological site
Monte Alban - Zapotec archaeological site
Temples, palaces, tall stepped platforms, an observatory and a ball court...
Temples, palaces, tall stepped platforms, an observatory and a ball court...
...built 500 BC to 700 AD
...built 500 BC to 700 AD
Templo de Dos Columnas and beyond
Templo de Dos Columnas and beyond
Towards the Plataforma Norte and the Patio Hundido (Sunken Patio)
Towards the Plataforma Norte and the Patio Hundido (Sunken Patio)
Archaeologists working on Edificio A
Archaeologists working on Edificio A
Looking across to Sistema IV (a temple)
Looking across to Sistema IV (a temple)
Edificios G, H, I, J and Plataforma Sur
Edificios G, H, I, J and Plataforma Sur
Looking across to Sistema IV and Edificio de los Danzantes
Looking across to Sistema IV and Edificio de los Danzantes
Patio Hundido (Sunken Patio) towards Plataforma Norte
Patio Hundido (Sunken Patio) towards Plataforma Norte
Stela 18 - also a solar observatory
Stela 18 - also a solar observatory
Sistema IV
Sistema IV
Edificio de los Danzantes (dancers)
Edificio de los Danzantes (dancers)
Various dancers carved between 500 and 100 BC...
Various dancers carved between 500 and 100 BC...
...they depict naked men, thought to be sacrificed leaders of neighbouring towns
...they depict naked men, thought to be sacrificed leaders of neighbouring towns
They generally have thick-lipped open mouths...
They generally have thick-lipped open mouths...
...and closed eyes
...and closed eyes
Some have blood flowing where they have been disembowelled
Some have blood flowing where they have been disembowelled
Intricately carved
Intricately carved
One more of these guys
One more of these guys
Edificio J - the observatory - arrowed shaped and at an angle of 45 degrees to the other Gran Plaza structures
Edificio J - the observatory - arrowed shaped and at an angle of 45 degrees to the other Gran Plaza structures
Tumbas - tombs
Tumbas - tombs
Tumbas overlooking the valley
Tumbas overlooking the valley
Cactus and ruins
Cactus and ruins
Plataforma Sur - the tallest in Monte Alban at 40m high
Plataforma Sur - the tallest in Monte Alban at 40m high
View from the top of Plataforma Sur towards the Gran Plaza
View from the top of Plataforma Sur towards the Gran Plaza
At the top of Plataforma SurOops and a very big ouch!
At the top of Plataforma Sur
Oops and a very big ouch!
Jackie's Ankle - no broken bones, just a bad sprain
Jackie's Ankle - no broken bones, just a bad sprain
The camera took a bit of a beating too
The camera took a bit of a beating too
All strapped upPutting on a brave face
All strapped up
Putting on a brave face
Crutches for a week
Crutches for a week
Back at the hotel - a beer!
Back at the hotel - a beer!