Yaxha Monochromes

Flores. Yaxha and La Blanca, Peten, Guatemala, 26-29 August 2016

 

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Flores.

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Collaraed aracan, near Yaxha.

 

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Yaxha.

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Yaxha IR.

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Yaxha.

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Topoxté IR.

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Yaxha.

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Near Yaxha.

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Road to Nakum.

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La Blanca.

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Mexico City Monos

Mexico City, 18-22 August 2016

 

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Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico.

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Teotihuacan, from Museo Nacionale de Antropologia.

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Olmec.

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Huaxtec.

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Maya.

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Maya.

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Maya.

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Central Mexico City.

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Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico.

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Frida Kahlo’s House.

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Frida Kahlo’s House.

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Frida’s Studio.

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Frida’s bedroom.

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Frida’s corsets.

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Palacio Nacional.

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On the streets of Mexico City.

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On the streets of Mexico City.

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On the streets of Mexico City.

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On the streets of Mexico City.

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Tenochtitlan today.

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Chac mool.

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Tlaltecuhtli, Museo del Templo Mayor.

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Ball court marker?

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Jade Mask.

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Museo Nacional de Arte.

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Museo Nacional de Arte.

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Flores

Flores, Peten, Guatemala, 26 August 2016

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Towel arrangement on our bed.

On our first night in Guatemala we were staying in the old part of the city of Peten, an island.  This was originally a Mayan city called Nojpetén and it held out against the Spanish for 176 years, protected by the jungle.  Hernán Cortés conquered Tenochtitlan in 1521 but Nojpetén did not fall until 1697.

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A mainland part of the city.

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On the streets of Flores during the day.

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Looking across to a small island with a museum..

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Flores is on Lago Chchén Itzá.  We drove along the far side of the lake en route to our accomodation near the ancient Mayan city of Yaxha.

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Sunset at Laguna Yaxha.

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Central Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico, 22-24 August 2016

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We were staying in the middle of Mexico City at the Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico (Grand Hotel of Mexico City) which is at the Zocalo, the central square of the city.  I was impressed by the French art nouveau styling and the stained glass canopy, created in 1908.

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On our first night it was raining and this was a view from the end of a corridor near our room.

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The Catedral Metropolitana, at the north end of the square, through the rain.

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After visiting Frida Kahlo’s house, we returned to the hotel and then set off for the Museo de Templo Mayor.  On the way, we walked across to the eastern side of the Zocalo and visited the Palacio Nacional.  It was originally the Palace of Montezuma II and Cortes rebuilt it as a fortress.  It was rebuilt again after it was burned in the Hunger Riots of 1692.  The Aztecs had a carefully planned system to divert spring water so that Tenochtitlan was surrounded by fresh spring water rather than turgid lake water.  That also made surrounding agricultural land highly productive.  The Spanish understood none of this and destroyed the canal system, undermining the local environment and ultimately leading to the hunger riots.

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This is Diego Rivera’s grand mural of Mexican history around the main staircase. You may need to click on it to see the detail, which includes representations of Frida Kahlo, Karl Marx and John D Rockefeller in the left panel.

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More murals by Diego Rivera, showing the pre-Columbian era and post-conquest.

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This series of murals was never finished.

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An internal courtyard showing the scale of the building.

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From the Palacio Nacional we walked through the colourful streets of Mexico City towards the Museo de Templo Mayor.

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(The remains of the main temple of Tenochtitlan (the Templo Mayor) and our visit to the Museo de Templo Mayor follow in the next two posts).

 

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In the morning of our last day in Mexico City, we had time to visit the Museo Nacional de Arte.  You look up at this in the main hall.

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Looking up in one of the staircases, you see this much older spectacle.

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San Pedro de Atacama

21st to 22nd November 2015. Atacama Desert, Northern Chile.

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I am now completing posting of my 2015 trip to Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Atacama Desert with final posts on the Atacama Desert.  You can find other posts on this expedition from the itinerary here.

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While this post is about my arrival in San Pedro de Atacama, the first few images are from the plane the previous day.  This one is from the southern coast of Chile or even the Straits of Magellan.  There are houses on the peninsula in the foreground.

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Sunset over a sea of clouds.

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We are now in the following day, on the flight between Santiago and Calama.  Note the huge volcanic crater at bottom left.

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Another view over the Atacama desert.  This is contiguous with the next image but the viewpoint has changed so I can’t align them.

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The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world and may also be the oldest, yet humans have lived here based around rivers and oases for 9,000 years.

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A couple of guanacos at the side of the road (I am now in the bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama).

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Neighbouring house with satellite dish.

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This is the far end of the main street at San Pedro de Atacama.

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Turning back and walking in the other direction….

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San Pedro de Atacama is the launch pad for exploring the region, with 5,000 permanent inhabitants and at 2,400 meters (8,000 feet).  It was part of Bolivia until Bolivia lost its sea coast after the War of the Pacific in 1879 to 1884.

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Leh Palace Monochromes

2 February 2018, Leh, Ladakh.

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(Ladakh Trip).

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Tsemo Fort.

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Main Bazaar Road, the main street of Leh.
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End of Main Bazaar Road, with Leh Palace above on the skyline.
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Leh Palace.
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View over Leh from Leh Palace.
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Leh Palace.
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Shanti Stupa.
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Stupas, near the polo field.
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Tsemo Fort and Monastery and ancient ruin.
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Leh Palace.
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This was the last post from the Ladakh trip.  If you want to see any more, there are links to all posts on the Ladakh Itinerary.

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Ponies and People Monochromes (Hemis NP)

24 January to 2 February 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh.

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A bridge festooned with prayer flags and banners.

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Our drivers conducting a ceremony to bless our trip with good fortune.

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Ponies coming to pick up our baggage to the camp.

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Tashi the Yak.

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Ponies.

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Tea is on the way.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Blue Sheep.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Crossing the ice in the frozen river.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Loading the ponies to move camp.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak .

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Moving camp,

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak .

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Crossing the icy stream in front of the new camp.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Ponies returning to Rumbak Village.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Rumbak Village.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak .

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Walking through Rumbak Village on the way to the High Plateau.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Walking out.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Slipped on the ice.

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Black and White, Blue Sheep, Buddhism, Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Monochrome, Photography, Rumbak, Street photography, Tibet, Yak

Back to the bridge.

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