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Country : Mexico

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Photos marked as were added from 1 March 2017.


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Mexico
Taxco
 The entrance of San Bernardino Church.
Mexico
Taxco
 The old city has many narrow stepped streets.
Mexico
Taxco
Santa Prisca Church
 Santa Prisca Church.
Mexico
Taxco
Santa Prisca Church
 The church dates from 1758.
Mexico
Taxco
Santa Prisca Church
 Churrigueresque style towers.
Mexico
Taxco
Santa Prisca Church
 The Moorish style dome.
Mexico
Taxco
Santa Prisca Church
 The elaborately carved exterior.
Mexico
Taxco
 View of the old city.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The village of Malinalco.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Malinalco is a small village at the end of a narrow valley.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Street scene in the quiet village.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The village is surrounded by forested hills.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Quiet cobbled streets.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Santa Monica Church.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The hills above the village.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Chalma is a pretty pilgrimage site in the valley.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The hills above the village.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Pinnacle.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The narrow valley.
Mexico
Malinalco
 230m above the village of Malinalco is an Aztec ceremonial site.
Mexico
Malinalco
House of the Eagle
 The House of the Eagle.
Mexico
Malinalco
House of the Eagle
 The structure is hewn out of solid rock.
Mexico
Malinalco
House of the Eagle
 The Serpent Head entrace to the temple.
Mexico
Malinalco
House of the Eagle
 Carved jaguar.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The site overlooks forested hills.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The main pyramid.
Mexico
Malinalco
 Azrec warriors were cremated in the round temple.
Mexico
Malinalco
 The Sun Temple.
Mexico
Papantla
 Papantla (290m) is a Totonac town near the Atlantic coast of Mexico.
Mexico
Papantla
 The distinctive lacy dresses of Totonac women.
Mexico
Papantla
 Totonac man wearing typical clothing.
Mexico
Papantla
 Colourful lacy Totonac dress.
Mexico
Papantla
 Mother and daughter.
Mexico
El Tajin
 El Tajin is a Totonac site dating from 100 AD.
Mexico
El Tajin
 El Tajin was the Totonac capital between 100 and 1200.
Mexico
El Tajin
 The site contains a mix of Totonac, Toltec and Mayan influences.
Mexico
El Tajin
 The niches on the side of the pyramid are typical of Totonac architecture.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Around the centre of the site.
Mexico
El Tajin
Temple of Mictlantecuntli
 The Temple of Mictlantecuntli (the god of death).
Mexico
El Tajin
Temple of Mictlantecuntli
 Stele of the god, Mictlantecuntli.
Mexico
El Tajin
 One ball player holding another while a third plunges a knife into his heart with two skeletal death gods watching.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Detail of sacrifice.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Two players in a pre-match ceremony with the coyote headed god of the afterlife and a skeletal death god.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Detail of a wall carving showing the coyote-headed god of the afterlife (left) and the skeletal death god .
Mexico
El Tajin
 Figure in a fish mask sitting in a vat of a fermented drink (pulche). Tlaloc, the rain god is above.
Mexico
El Tajin
 A drunken face.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Some of the site is still being excavated.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Unexcavated pyramid.
Mexico
El Tajin
Pyramid of the Niches
 The Pyramid of the Niches is is the most famous structure at El Tajin.
Mexico
El Tajin
Pyramid of the Niches
 The Pyramid of the Niches is 20m high and contains 365 square niches.
Mexico
El Tajin
Pyramid of the Niches
 The niches.
Mexico
El Tajin
Pyramid of the Niches
 Brick decorations.
Mexico
El Tajin
Pyramid of the Niches
 The pyramid is in the centre of the site and is aligned with the compass points.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Totonac woman.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Brickwork.
Mexico
El Tajin
 The site is extensive.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Carved stone work.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Newly excavated area.
Mexico
El Tajin
 The Blue Temple.
Mexico
El Tajin
Building C
 Building C is a Mayan style temple.
Mexico
El Tajin
Building C
 Mayan style temple.
Mexico
El Tajin
Building C
 Mayan archway.
Mexico
El Tajin
Building C
 Mayan decoration.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Partially excavated pyramid.
Mexico
El Tajin
Voladores
 The Voladores of El Tajin perform a traditional Totonac dance.
Mexico
El Tajin
Voladores
 The Volodores climb a 20m high pole.
Mexico
El Tajin
Voladores
 One plays while the other four tie a rope to their legs.
Mexico
El Tajin
Voladores
 The Volodores spinning around a 20m high pole while slowly descending.
Mexico
El Tajin
 Landscape around El Tajin.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 The highland hills near the Atlantic coast of Veracruz.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Fertile plains.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Forested hills.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 The inland highlands.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Forested mountains.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Fertile landscape.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 River through the hilly landscape.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Forested hills of Veracruz.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Misty landscape.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Forested mountains of Puebla.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Narrow valley.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Girl on a bus.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Forests and hills.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Ceramics.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Puebla is a very hilly and forested region.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 The central highlands of Puebla.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Lakeside view.
Mexico
Veracruz to Puebla
 Wild landscape.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 The Zocalo (main square) in Puebla.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 The Zocalo is surrounded by elegant buildings.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 Puebla is at an altitude 2162m.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 Puebla is an elegant city.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 Tiled entrance to an arcade.
Mexico
Puebla
Zocalo
 16th century arcades.
Mexico
Puebla
Cathedral
 The Cathedral dates from 1650.
Mexico
Puebla
Cathedral
 The Cathedral is the second largest in Mexico.
Mexico
Puebla
Cathedral
 Pastel coloured buildings.
Mexico
Puebla
 Typical street scene in the colonial centre.
Mexico
Puebla
 The Palace of Justice, one of many Spanish colonial buildings in this attractive city.
Mexico
Puebla
 Many buildings in the city are covered with distinctive tiles.
Mexico
Puebla
 Detail of a building with Puebla-style tiles.

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