Saturday, February 26, 2011

MEXICO - Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán

"Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography. The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is a good example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city's buildings show that they were adapted to the earthquake-prone region in which these architectural gems were constructed." -

Postcard 1: Written & Stamped

Thank you so much Layla for sharing with me this wonderful UNESCO card!

Postcard 2

Thank you so much for sharing with me this card, Alejandro!

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