Following are some of our favorite pictures from Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Guanajuato.
This was the view each morning from the deck of Jean and Ron’s condo in the Grand Luxxe resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Anthropology Museum in Mexico City has exhibits of indigenous crafts such as this beaded bowl.The Mayan flying pole dancers demonstrate their skills outside the Anthropology Museum.
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.
The side entrance to the cathedral off the Zocalo in central Mexico City.You can’t beat the view of the Bellas Artes from the appliance department of the Sears store across the street!
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.
Basilica of Our Lady of Guanajuato.One of the many colorful plazas.The University of Guanajuato. Those steps make a good outdoor venue for movies and musical performances.
Temple of Companion of Jesus.Guanajuato from the statue of El Pipila.The Jardin from the hills surrounding Guanajuato.Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera was built in the late 1600’s.
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.