Thursday, 8 January 2009

Mitla

Mitla (state of Oaxaca, Mexico) is famous for its arqueological site with the most exquisit patterns on the walls. Its history is very complex as it has been occupied by several cultures, having some notorious Zapotec influence in the early years (around 200 AD).

This spanish church, seen of photo #3, was built on top of some other ruins.

9 comments:

olhodopombo said...

Deve-se se sentor uma sensação incrivel num lugar como este!Como sempre , belas as suas fotos.
A proposito voce ja mergulhou nas aguas de Buzios ou de Arraial do Cabo, cidadezinha proxima de Buzios?
Buzios tem 24 praias com caracteristicas diferentes entre si.
O melhor momento de la é fora de temporada de verão/ferias.Abril a outubro tem uma excelente luz ...

Kengot said...

Nice photos!!
These based only mono-tone and brown-red.
Simply...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

More beautiful places Jose. I love those patterns.

Carla said...

ohh these are gorgeous, in which country did you shoot them. Love your blog. Have a fab 2009. Carla x

Mélanie said...

I love Mexico but you have perfectly caught the ambiance !
Beautiful shots

uncleawang said...

Thanks for sharing JM. I just love to see the photo..nice place.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM :)

Fantastic photos :)

I am amazed at the solidity of the buildings more than the architecture.

Many thanks for sharing.

Have a good day :)

Red devil said...

Simplemente Mexico es una tierra llena de maravillas arquitectonicas entre muchas otras cosas,
En verdad que son muy bonitas las edificaciones construidas y las de Mitla en Oaxaca no podian ser la excepcion.


Saludos y ¡Viva Mexico!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I have been to Oaxaca, Mexico three times and loved it each time. I really enjoy going in July and attending the Guelaguetza festival. Oaxaca is full of art and creativity and wonderful people. Mitla was good too but I really like the small villages around Oaxaca where you can go in people's homes and buy wood carvings or Zapotec rugs. I also love the Zocalo in Oaxaca and Santa Domingo church and grounds with all of the beautiful cacti. Oaxaca is a truly great destination.