Mexico (2002-2015)

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For photos of previous trips to Mexico (1967 and 1971) click here.

See also Ascent of Pico de Orizaba for another set of photos (2008).

 

Volcano covered by a thin layer of cloud (photo taken from a plane near Mexico City).

 

Guanajuato: Cathedral and university.

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Guanajuato: Other views.

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Guanajuato: Calle Potrero, during the day and at night.

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Guanajuato: View of the statue of El Pipila, Guanajuato′s hero, from el Jardin de la Union, with Templo de San Diego in the forefront.

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Guanajuato: Templos San Francisco (left) and la Valenciana (right).

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Guanajuato: Romantic dancing on Plaza San Fernando.

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San Miguel de Allende: Cathedral.

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San Miguel de Allende: Balloon vendors on Plaza de Armas.

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San Miguel de Allende: Back street and dangerous access ramp.

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Zacatecas: General view.

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Zacatecas: Collection of masks.

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Guadalajara: Two of the Murales de la Revolucion Universal done by Guadalajara artist Guillermo Chavez Vega in 1970, in Municipal Palace of Zapopan. Socialist Revolution (first photo) and French revolution (second photo).

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Guadalajara: Basilica de Zapopan

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Guadalajara: Religious figurines for sale in a market.

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Guadalajara: Other figurines in the same market.

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Guadalajara: Street food.

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Guachimontones and Teuchitlan (Jalisco): Circular stepped pyramid in prehispanic archeological site (Guachimontones) and church tower in nearby village (Teuchitlan).

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Ciudad Guzman (Jalisco): Sagrado Corazon church.

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Ciudad Guzman (Jalisco): Plaza and arcades.

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Ciudad Guzman (Jalisco): Countryside between Ciudad Guzman and Volcan Nevado de Colima.

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Volcan de Fuego (Colima): View from Volcan Nevado de Colima (4240m). Volcan de Fuego (3820m) is one of Mexico′s most active volcanoes. Both volcanoes are close to Ciudad Guzman.

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Patzcuaro (Michoacan): A beautiful colonial city with cobbled streets, tiled roofs, white-brown buildings, and old churches.

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Patzcuaro (Michoacan): Men relaxing on Plaza Grande.

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Patzcuaro (Michoacan): Religious procession.

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Patzcuaro (Michoacan): In a nearby village.

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Morelia: Cathedral.

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Morelia: Templo de San Jose (left) and balloon vendor (right).

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Morelia: Mural ″Morelos y la Justiciadone in 1976 by artist Agustin Cardenas Castro, ex-Palacio de Justicia de Michoacan.

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Merida (Yucatan): Casa de Montejo (left) and Iglesia de la Tercera Order (also called Iglesia de Jesus) with a statue of General Manuel Cepeda Peraza (a native of Merida).

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Izamal (Yucatan): Convent of San Antonio de Padua.

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Oaxaca: Church of Santo Domingo.

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Oaxaca: Colorful dyes.

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Oaxaca: Monte Alban.

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Oaxaca: Mineral springs of Hierve El Agua.

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Zipolite (State of Oaxaca): The beach is beautiful, but for good reasons Zipolite means Playa de Muertos in Zapotec language.

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Playa Ventanilla (State of Oaxaca): Crocodile in the lagoon (estuary of the Tonameca River).

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Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: Aerial view from Google Map.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: In Zapolalito village.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: View from Laguna Pastoria.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: View from lighthouse.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: Mangrove.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: Between Lagunas Pastoria and Chicahua.

 

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: Birds.

 

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: In the crocodile sanctuary.

 

Parque National Lagunas de Chacahua: Chacahua beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Cristobal de Las Casas: Street scenes.

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San Cristobal de Las Casas: Church of Santa Lucia.

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Tonina (Chiapas): Maya ceremonial center and statues.

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Sumidero Canyon (Chiapas).

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Sumidero Canyon (Chiapas): Crocodile sunbathing on a small beach.

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Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapas): Street vendor of raspados (shaved ice with fruit syrup).

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Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapas): Parachicos (boys and men impersonating conquistadors by wearing blond wigs and masks with light skin and facial hair) during the Fiesta de Enero on January 4-21. For more information on this tradition see here.

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Chiapa de Corzo (Chiapas): Young women in traditional chiapaneca dress during the Fiesta de Enero.

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