Following are some of our favorite pictures from Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Guanajuato.
The Soumaya Museum building housing the art collection of Carlos Slim is as interesting as his art collection.The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan is the third largest pyramid in the world. It was built in the second century CE and housed 100,000 people at its peak in 600 CE.Our Lady of Guadalupe is a popular pilgrimage site.
An elaborate alter in the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.The Ethnobotanical Garden is filled with indigenous plants.The gardens are located next to the Church of Santo Domingo.The Zapotec site of Monte Albán dates back to 500 BCE.Wedding processions in Oaxaca included people spinning giant balloons, large puppets, women carrying baskets of flowers on their head, and a mariachi band.This was my favorite exhibit in the art museum. By now you know how much I love tree trunks!The Tule Tree is one the biggest trees in the world.Hierve El Agua, or frozen waterfalls are formed by highly carbonated waters flowing over the cliffs and creating the “waterfall” in the same manner as stalactites are formed in a cave. That’s not water you see in the middle picture – it is rock. The only other place in the world that this can be observed is Pamukkale, Turkey.
Templo de San Cayetano.Susan warms up her vocal cords at this statue outside of the Teatro Juarez.The Teatro Juarez.Susan was invited to dance with this school group on the steps of the Teatro Juarez.