Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mayan ruins - flowers

While traveling in Guatemala recently and in the past years, I was fortunate enough to visit a number of Mayan ancient city sites.  I have always loved architecture so I took lots and lots of photos of the structures – and a few of the flowers growing there among the ruins.  Here are only a very few photos of each – you get the idea.  What a beautiful country and wonderful kind people.
Enjoy the visit, enjoy a few of the “wild” flowers.

 Zaculeu - MAM - overview
The White City

 flower near the ruin

 Zaculeu - MAM

 me on top - Zaculeu - MAM

 Iximche

 Iximche

 Lichen at Iximche

 Iximche - tree blossoms

 Iximche

Iximche

 Iximche - seeds in holes of a tree
made by birds then placed there
interesting!

 Kaminaljuu - ruins
The City of the Dead
in the heart of Guatemala City

 Kaminaljuyu - people praying for the dead

 Kaminaljuyu - flowering tree

 Kaminaljuyu - people at prayer
with flower offerings and song

 Kaminaljuyu - flower

 Kaminaljuyu - interesting very small black flower

 CHUWA NIMA' AB' AJ
only 60 kilometers from Guatemala City

CHUWA
ball court
 CHUWA
lichen on ruins

 CHUWA
a "resident" inspecting me as I inspect the ruins

 CHUWA

 CHUWA
Bee Hive - notice the pattern

 CHUWA - flower

 CHUWA - tree beginning to bloom

 CHUWA - twin ruins

Lake Atitlan



Your comments are always welcome.


6 comments:

  1. Great photos of Mayan ancient city sites.
    Love the pictures of the flowers growing there among the ruins too!
    Lake Atitlan looks beautiful.
    Happy Easter!

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  2. Fascinating visit to the Mayan ruins. The white flower at Kaminaljuyu is a prickly poppy which grows wild in my neighborhood here in Texas. The pink orchid-like flower is a type of Bauhinia or Orchid Tree which also grows here though our native Bauhinia flowers are smaller.

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  3. Great and interesting impressions! Like the Bauhinia and Argemone mexicana so much! Wish peaceful Easter!

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  4. Beautiful photography! That red/orange/yellow salvia is so vibrant--I'll be the hummingbirds love it. I think that pink-flowering tree is an "orchid flower tree" or Bauhinia. I remember seeing those in New Orleans, too. Of course I notice all the plants. LOL. But the Mayan ruins and structures are fascinating, too!

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  5. Wunderbare Bilder von einer interessanten Reise. Ich würde mir die alten Maya-Ruinen auch sehr gern ansehen. Leider geht das nicht.
    Um so mehr genieße ich deine Bilder.
    Viele Grüße,
    Anette

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