After spending a week and a half enveloped in the vibrant hues of the moisture-rich Caribbean, I didn’t expect Oaxaca’s arid scenery to compare. Eventually, in different ways, I found Oaxaca’s more muted tones to be equally captivating. Oaxaca’s landscape invites you to pay closer attention to subtleties of texture and shade; to be grounded and present and ready to absorb…
Views from Monte Albán, Oaxaca’s most well known archaeological site, a quick bus ride outside of the city.
Ruins and views at Monte Alban.
Branches of El Árbol del Tule, the widest tree in the world.
Baby cacti and the intricate walls of the ruins of Mitla in the background.
At the archaeological site Yagul, the ruins were just okay, but the surrounding scenery was wonderful. Aside from the people in the day tour I was on, there were no other tourists to be found there.
Prickly pear. These were my favorite plants in Oaxaca. If you were to look at all of my photos, you’d see that I was obsessed with photographing them.
Droop of a dying cactus.
We climbed to the top of the Yagul site where we had a great view of farmland and the Sierra Norte in the distance.
A charming little garden I spotted on a walk in the city of Oaxaca.
Agave plants in Plaza Santo Domingo.