Saturday, February 14, 2009

Malinalco Archaeological Zone Gallery Part 1

These are photographs taken on a trip to Malinalco which is a town that dates back to pre-colonial/conquest times. I hope to go back soon.

Tree next to Malinalco Ruins by Christopher Johnson

Tree next to Malinalco Ruins by Christopher Johnson

Tree next to Malinalco Ruins by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

View from Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

View from Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

View from Malinalco by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Mountains around Malinalco with a Clear Sky by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco with a Clear Sky by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco with a Clear Sky by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Mountains around Malinalco with Green Trees by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco with Green Trees by Christopher Johnson

Mountains around Malinalco with Green Trees by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Malinalco Town Seen from Atop the Ruins by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Town Seen from Atop the Ruins by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Town Seen from Atop the Ruins by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Mountains next to Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Mountains next to Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Mountains next to Malinalco by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

It appears that there is a cave. You can't walk across. There is a drop off that isn't very obvious in the photo, but it is in person. After getting close to the drop off I saw that there is a narrow path that leads to the mountainside in the photo but it is blocked with a sign saying that it is prohibited.

The side of the Malinalco ruins by Christopher Johnson

The side of the Malinalco ruins by Christopher Johnson

The side of the Malinalco ruins by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

It appears that half of the ruins were built into the cliff. I only wish we were allowed to go all the way up.

Malinalco Ruins with Mountain Peaks by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins with Mountain Peaks by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins with Mountain Peaks by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

This is another of my favorites. This is taken looking back toward the entrance to the Malinalco archaeological zone. It was taken on top of the second building.

Mountains through the Trees by Christopher Johnson

Mountains through the Trees by Christopher Johnson

Mountains through the Trees by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

This was taken from the path going up the mountain. I was awestruck with Malinalco's majestic landscapes.

Layered Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Layered Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher Johnson

Layered Mountains around Malinalco by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Doesn't this view make you want to go there?

Malinalco Ruins First Building by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins First Building by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins First Building by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Malinalco Town from Above by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Town from Above by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Town from Above by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

This is part of the view taken from the second building in the Malinalco ruins. Sorry about the man sitting on the edge. Note: A man is sitting on the edge of the photo.

Malinalco a Mountain Top through the Trees by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco a Mountain Top through the Trees by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco a Mountain Top through the Trees by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Malinalco Ruins First Building Seen from Below by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins First Building Seen from Below by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Ruins First Building Seen from Below by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Mountain View with Two Men in Front by Christopher Johnson

Mountain View with Two Men in Front by Christopher Johnson

Mountain View with Two Men in Front by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

Ok, the name of this photo is a little tongue-in-cheek, but I was a little sad that these two men didn't get up so I could take the perfect photo. Even with them sitting there chatting away on top of the second building, It is STILL a great photo.

Malinalco Trees and Mountain Horizon by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Trees and Mountain Horizon by Christopher Johnson

Malinalco Trees and Mountain Horizon by Christopher JohnsonView Larger

This was also taken from on top of the second building of the Malinalco archaeological zone.

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