Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Sunday tour out of the city

We took a tour with 7 others from the school at 150 peso each and we saw 4 places. Monte Alban was the centre of the Zapotec society its situated on top of the mountain overlooking Oaxaca city. Cuilapam Monastery where the Spaniards indoctrinated the local natives. Arrazola where they make wood creatures the Alebrijes. Last San Bartolo Coyotepec if famous for making the black glossy pottery.

amazing what they built over 1500 years ago

taking in the sun on the huge main yard plaza at almost 6 sq kilometers

on top of the south tower with others enjoying the view

on the north tower with some school mates

Tiny village of Arrazola is where they hand carve and paint these wonderful wood creatures called Alebrijes
the detail that goes into these things wow!

she told me takes her approximately 5 to 6 days to paint the lizard

Cuilapam monastery was built in the mid 1500's with the main purpose of indoctrinating the native people of the area.

the holy water that Baptiste the mixtec and the zapotecs

$10 usd all you eat buffet

traditional Oaxaca food Yummy!

famous black pottery of San Bartolo Coyotepec