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Uxmal
Uxmal was an important Maya city in what is called the Late Classic Period
(600-900 AD). The city was abandoned in about 900 AD, maybe because
of the limited water resources. The buildings used to have bright colours.
Date: 11 November 1995, sunset. Mexico.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 35-70 mm F4.
Uxmal
Palenque
Palenque is a Spanish name, meaning palisade.
It was first occupied more than 1500 years ago.
During it's "the golden age" (600-800 AD) the city covered about 20 sq km.
Date: 13 November 1995, morning. Mexico.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 28 mm F2.8.
Palenque
San Cristobal de las Casas
Founded in 1528 by Diego de Mazariegos.
The Indians had lots of fun with the new rulers: they were forced to labour,
had to pay taxes and were exposed to new diseases.
Date: 14 November 1995, afternoon. Mexico.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 28 mm F2.8.
San Cristobal de las Casas
Lago de Atitlan
A huge caldera filled with water and surrounded by three perfectly shaped
volcanos, Lago de Atitlan is gorgeous.
A holiday snapshot of me, myself and I.
Date: 18 November 1995, morning. Guatemala.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 35-70 mm F4.
Lago de Atitlan
Mayan girls
In Guatemala the division between Mayan and Spanish descent is still rather
strict. This picture shows some typical Mayan girls.
Date: 18 November 1995, noon. Guatemala.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 35-70 mm F4.
Maya girls
Antigua
Antigua was founded in 1542 and is the former capital of the New World.
However, because of many damaging earthquakes, Antigua stayed a small town.
Today we only see Darwinian architecture: the fittest buildings survived.
Date: 20 November 1995, noon. Guatemala.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 35-70 mm F4.
Antigua
Leon
A huge plume of dust is heading for Leon, one of Nicaragua's oldest cities.
We were just leaving the city when one of the volcanos had an eruption.
It looks spectacular, but for the local people it was a disaster.
Date: 27 November 1995, morning. Nicaragua.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 28 mm F2.8.
Leon
Lago de Nicaragua
One of the largest lakes in the world and the only one with freshwater sharks.
This picture is taken from the ferry to Isla de Ometepe.
A beautiful dumbbell shaped island in the middle of the lake.
Date: 27 November 1995, sunset. Nicaragua.
Equipment: kodachrome 64, Olympus OM4, Zuiko 28 mm F2.8.
Lago de Nicaragua

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