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March 12th 2012
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Some shots from our trip to Oaxaca.

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Sunday MorningSunday Morning
Sunday Morning

Things just getting started on the main strip in Oaxaca.
Public ArtPublic Art
Public Art

These clever sculptures represent local residents who left the state for other places.
Botanical GardenBotanical Garden
Botanical Garden

The lush botanical garden seen from a terrace of a former convent.
La TentacionLa Tentacion
La Tentacion

A funkily painted car outside of a funky bar.

Chicken and rice slathered with some of the finest moles we've ever had.

Served with orange slices and salt mixed with ground-up agave worm and chili powder.
El DesayunoEl Desayuno
El Desayuno

Breakfast in one of the leafy courtyards of our hotel.
Hotel Courtyard PotteryHotel Courtyard Pottery
Hotel Courtyard Pottery

Our hotel alone provided a number of lovely photos.
Hotel FountainHotel Fountain
Hotel Fountain

The leafy courtyard of our hotel includes a fountain.
Food StallFood Stall
Food Stall

A busy comedor in one of the markets.

A tlayuda (large tortilla) topped with quesillo and tasajo (thin slices of beef).
Mexican Baroque CathedralMexican Baroque Cathedral
Mexican Baroque Cathedral

With cacti out front, naturally.
A Bit of India in MexicoA Bit of India in Mexico
A Bit of India in Mexico

Just like in India, scooter taxis serve as a cheap means of transport.
Shoeshine Stand in the ZócaloShoeshine Stand in the Zócalo
Shoeshine Stand in the Zócalo

Oaxaca's main square is filled with all sorts of activity.
Monte AlbanMonte Alban
Monte Alban

The ruins of Monte Alban, a Zapotec capital that was one of the hemisphere's first planned cities.
Monte AlbanMonte Alban
Monte Alban

One of the largest sets of ruins in Mexico.
Stela at Monte AlbanStela at Monte Alban
Stela at Monte Alban

Note the figure carvings.
Monte AlbanMonte Alban
Monte Alban

The influence of central Mexican architecture is evident in this structure.
Los DanzantesLos Danzantes
Los Danzantes

These reliefs may represent foreign rulers who were captured and mutilated, which would explain the anguished expression.
Hallie at Monte AlbanHallie at Monte Alban
Hallie at Monte Alban

Nothing like a sunny day at the ruins.
At the RuinsAt the Ruins
At the Ruins

Amidst Zapotec ruins and cacti.

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