Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Oaxaca Sites: Monte Alban

July 25, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Oaxaca Sights: Hierve El Agua

July 24, 2017
Hierve El Agua Mineral Springs

Located at the top (or near the top) of a mountain, these springs
are fed by fresh water springs coming up through the ground.

The water is saturated with minerals that create the organic shapes
and the 
white calcium streaks down the sides of the mountain,
making it look like a waterfall.

Oaxaca Sites: Mitla

July 24, 2017
According to wikipedia, "Mitla is the second most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico, and the most important of the Zapotec culture.

I was told these columns were used to determine how old you'd be when you died by how far you could wrap your arms around it... but don't quote me.

The entrance to a burial tomb

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Oaxaca Sights

July 22, 2017
The agave cactus is smoked and slowly ground to extract
its juice for the production of Mezcal 

Templo de Santo Domingo 

Santo Domingo Cathedral ceiling 

Mitlan cyclist 

Pink señoritas 

Mountain farm