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Photos marked as were added from 23 September 2019.


Country
Province
State
Place
Location
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Description Year
Taken
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 Rocky outcrop.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Tlacochuhuaya
 The fertile Oaxaca Valley near Tlacochuhuaya.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Mitla is a Zapotec site with Mixtec influence. It dates from the 1st century AD.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The Hall of the Columns is a temple.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The temple is covered with the 14th century Mixtec geometric patterns for which Mitla is famous.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The temple has 14 different geometrical patterns dating from the 1st century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 Over 100,000 individual pieces of stone were used in this single building.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 Complex geometric patterns.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Hall of the Columns
 The interior of the temple.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Mitla flourished between 750 and the 14th century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 One of the many buildings on the site.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 A Mixtec tomb.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Geometric detail from a Mixtec tomb.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 The Royal Palace.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Zapotec, Mixtec and Spanish architecture.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Church of San Paolo
 The 16th century Church of San Paolo.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
Church of San Paolo
 The church is built on top of a Zapotec temple.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Building with Mixtec geometric patterns.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Entrance with geometric patterns.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 The 14 geometric patterns at Mitla are thought to represent deities.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Mitla
 Some of the buildings are painted.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Yanhuitlan is the site of one the Oaxaca Valley's many Dominican monasteries.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The monastery at Yanhuitlan dates from the 16th century.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The monastery resembles a fortress.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The exterior of the monastery is elegantly carved.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Carved statue.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Exquisite carving.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The walls are thick against earthquakes.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 View from the monastery.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The interior courtyard.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The elegant cloister.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 A fresco of St Christopher.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The village near the monastery.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Rolling hills near Yanhuitlan.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 The beautiful and fertile Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Red soil.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Landscape near Yanhuitlan.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Dark ridges.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yanhuitlan
 Hilly landscape.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul is a hilltop Zapotec site.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul is deserted apart from cattle.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The site was inhabited from 400 BC until the Spanish conquest.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Yagul was at its height around 900.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The site has many pyramidal structures.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The triple tomb is one of many at Yagul.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The ball court at Yagul is the largest in the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 View of the deserted ancient site.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 View of the Oaxaca Valley from Yagul.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Uninhabited landscape.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Fragments of ancient sites dot the Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Spectacular views across the valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Cliffs.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 The spectacular Oaxaca Valley.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Fields on the valley floor.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Rolling hills.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Valley road.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Yagul
 Cliff with white human figures from 250 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Dainzu is a deserted Zapotec site dating from 300 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The site was abandoned around 1000.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Pyramid dating from 300 BC.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 Partially ruined ball court.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 El Tule is a 42m high tree weighing 640 tonnes.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The El Tule tree has a circumference of 58m and is over 2000 years old.
1991
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
Dainzu
 The Oaxaca Valley near Dainzu.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Chiapas is a state in central Mexico.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The Chiapas Highlands are Maya country.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The region is very fertile.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Much of the region is forest.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 The descendents of the Maya still live in the highlands.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
 Forests and hills.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
Amatenango
 Amatenango is a Tzeltal village famous for its pottery.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas Highlands
Amatenango
 The pottery of Amatenango is made without the use of a potter's wheel and fired by burning wood around it.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 San Cristobal de las Casas is a town at 2110m.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The inhabitants are descendents of the Mayans.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The people are mainly Tzotzil and Tzeltal.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The Catholicism in the town is mixed with many pre-Hispanic rites.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Shop front.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 Santo Domingo Church dominates the town.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 The exterior carvings.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Santo Domingo Church
 The church dates from the 16rh century.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Marimba originated in Southern Mexico and Guatemala.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Craft market.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Elegant buildings in the colonial centre.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 The majority inhabitants are descendants of the Maya (mainly Tzotzil and Tzeltal).
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family from the village of Chamula at the market.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family wearing the blue of Chamula.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil people from Zinacantan wear mainly red.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil family from Zinacantan (wearing the colours of that village).
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Tzotzil girl.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
 Hilltop church.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Crowds watching the Independence Day parades.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Two women.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Children from a local primary school.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Drummer boys.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Drummer girls.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
San Cristobal de las Casas
Independence Day
 Schoolgirl with a banner showing the president who led the country to Independence from Spain.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 Chamula is a religious centre for a large area.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is in a rural setting.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is set in rolling hills.
1991
Mexico
Chiapas
Chamula
 The village is a centre of the Tzotzil people, descendants of the Maya.
1991

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