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Oaxaca, Mexico

Trip to Oaxaca organized by the Kresge Art Museum,
Michigan State University, and Academic Tours of Oaxaca
Guide, Gabriel Sanchez Gutierrez

February 27 to March 5, 2008.
(Click on "slide show" at upper right or for larger view, stop slide show & click on individual image)
The Zocalo, the main plaza
The Zocalo, the main plaza
The cathedral
The cathedral
One of many colorful buildings
One of many colorful buildings
Carol and Alan
Carol and Alan
On the Calle Macedonio Alcala
On the Calle Macedonio Alcala
Carvings on watermelons
Carvings on watermelons
Santo Domingo church, ex-convent & cultural center
Santo Domingo church, ex-convent & cultural center
Vendor near the church entrance
Vendor near the church entrance
Entrance to the cultural center
Entrance to the cultural center
Gold-gilded altar
Gold-gilded altar
Courtyard of the ex-convent
Courtyard of the ex-convent
View of courtyard from above
View of courtyard from above
Botanical garden
Botanical garden
Basilica de la Soledad
Basilica de la Soledad
Activity in the zocalo
Activity in the zocalo
Lunch at the El Asador Vasco restaurant
Lunch at the El Asador Vasco restaurant
The chicken mole specialty
The chicken mole specialty
The Juarez market
The Juarez market
Bark paintings
Bark paintings
Fried grasshoppers
Fried grasshoppers
Visit to a chocolate factory
Visit to a chocolate factory
Gabriel explains the work involved
Gabriel explains the work involved
Chocolate being processed
Chocolate being processed
Sampling the chocolate
Sampling the chocolate
Sampling other drinks at the
Sampling other drinks at the
terrace bar of the Victoria Hotel
terrace bar of the Victoria Hotel
Monte Alban, center of the Zapotec civilization (500BC-750AD)
Monte Alban, center of the Zapotec civilization (500BC-750AD)
Statue of Alfonso Caso, directed 1st large scale excavations
Statue of Alfonso Caso, directed 1st large scale excavations
Ball court
Ball court
The main plaza
The main plaza
Steps to the Northern Platform
Steps to the Northern Platform
Temples
Temples
The Dancers, stone slab carvings, oldest artifacts in Monte Alban
The Dancers, stone slab carvings, oldest artifacts in Monte Alban
Note Olmec features of the faces
Note Olmec features of the faces
Certified mask maker
Certified mask maker
2008 is the 76th anniversary of the discovery of Tomb 7
2008 is the 76th anniversary of the discovery of Tomb 7
Cuilapan church (unfinished) and ex-monastery
Cuilapan church (unfinished) and ex-monastery
Open air chapel
Open air chapel
Stone arches
Stone arches
Frescos in a hall niche
Frescos in a hall niche
Detail indicating literacy in the 16 th century
Detail indicating literacy in the 16 th century
Mural of the Tree of Friars
Mural of the "Tree of Friars"
Lunch at La Capilla
Lunch at La Capilla
an outdoor restaurant
an outdoor restaurant
Cooking chile relleno
Cooking chile relleno
Cooking over open fires
Cooking over open fires
Anticipating lunch
Anticipating lunch
Chicken tacos with guacamole sauce
Chicken tacos with guacamole sauce
Newlyweds posing at the door of artist F. Toledo's home
Newlyweds posing at the door of artist F. Toledo's home
Irene of the Galleria Arte de Oaxaca
Irene of the Galleria Arte de Oaxaca
where we were guests at a reception
where we were guests at a reception
One room devoted to the works of Rodolfo Morales
One room devoted to the works of Rodolfo Morales
Tule tree, more than 2000 years old
Tule tree, more than 2000 years old
The 9 year old flashlight guide
The 9 year old "flashlight" guide
Lambityeco, a Zapotec archeological site
Lambityeco, a Zapotec archeological site
Mask of the rain god (Cocijo)
Mask of the rain god (Cocijo)
Tomb no. 6 of the last rulers of Lambityeco
Tomb no. 6 of the last rulers of Lambityeco
A jacaranda tree
A jacaranda tree
The market at Tlacolula
The market at Tlacolula
Huge papayas
Huge papayas
Women seem to be the vendors
Women seem to be the vendors
Lunch as guests of a family of weavers
Lunch as guests of a family of weavers
in the village of Teotitlan del Valle
in the village of Teotitlan del Valle
Delicious chicken tamales
Delicious chicken tamales
Working the wool
Working the wool
Spinning the yarn
Spinning the yarn
Finished carpets
Finished carpets
Making decorations, note yellow flower in foreground
Making decorations, note yellow flower in foreground
The family of weavers
The family of weavers
Angel Aguilar's cutlery and blacksmith workshop
Angel Aguilar's cutlery and blacksmith workshop
Signing one of his knives, made from recycled metal
Signing one of his knives, made from recycled metal
Courtyard of the home of Rodolfo Morales
Courtyard of the home of Rodolfo Morales
The dining room
The dining room
The kitchen
The kitchen
A ceramic work in the hallway
A ceramic work in the hallway
One of many Morales collages: note the hands
One of many Morales collages: note the hands
Group picture in the Morales home
Group picture in the Morales home
Group picture at the street entrance to the home
Group picture at the street entrance to the home
A market featuring Welcome to Frida's Kitchen
A market featuring "Welcome to Frida's Kitchen"
Frida Kahlo look-alike
Frida Kahlo look-alike
A little boy at the doorway of the government palace
A little boy at the doorway of the government palace
Restored convent now a museum
Restored convent now a museum
of contemporary art
of contemporary art
Workplace of the Aguilar sisters
Workplace of the Aguilar sisters
A family enterprise
A family enterprise
Clay works of all sizes and themes
Clay works of all sizes and themes
Ruth and Ethel
Ruth and Ethel
Lunch at a roadside restaurant
Lunch at a roadside restaurant
in the village of San Martin Tilcajete
in the village of San Martin Tilcajete
Chicken estofado with almond sauce
Chicken estofado with almond sauce
Zeny Fuentes, woodcarver & painter
Zeny Fuentes, woodcarver & painter
Epifanio Fuentes, the father & head of family
Epifanio Fuentes, the father & head of family
The men carve from copal wood
The men carve from copal wood
The women paint
The women paint
Zeny and family
Zeny and family
Carvings ready to be painted
Carvings ready to be painted
One of my purchases
One of my purchases
Valente Nieto, son of Dona Rosa, demonstrates pottery without a wheel
Valente Nieto, son of Dona Rosa, demonstrates pottery without a wheel
Black pottery
Black pottery
Photographs & mementos of Dona Rosa
Photographs & mementos of Dona Rosa
Looking at black pottery
Looking at black pottery
An informal taco dinner
An informal taco dinner
A guided tour of the Botanical Gardens
A guided tour of the Botanical Gardens
Barrel cactus
Barrel cactus
Shaving brush tree
"Shaving brush" tree
Close up of the shaving brush
Close up of the "shaving brush"
Various succulents
Various succulents
Workers in the botanical gardens and ex-convent
Workers in the botanical gardens and ex-convent
Final dinner at Casa Oaxaca
Final dinner at Casa Oaxaca
Soup with zucchini flowers
Soup with zucchini flowers
Chef giving finishing touches to the main dish
Chef giving finishing touches to the main dish
a fish dish, a grouper fillet
a fish dish, a grouper fillet
Lemon tart with oaxacan chocolate mousse
Lemon tart with oaxacan chocolate mousse