Mexico from Slides prt14: The Christmastree

The Christmastree

The Christmastree

(11 shots) | From Oaxaca we drove to Tehuantepec; and from there to San Cristóbal de las Casas. Along the way we made a few stops. One of them led us into boats, to take a look at the famous Arbol de Navidad, a Christmastree-like-shaped waterfall in the Sumidero Canyon.

Noisy Boats

Noisy Boats

The Sumidero Canyon

The Sumidero Canyon

Chrismastree Close-up

Chrismastree Close-up

The Christmas tree is some 1000’s of years old. It is a result of the natural hydrological cycle, and the physical and chemical characteristics of the rocks. Unfortunately, the Arbol de Navidad is under threat of being destroyed, because human activities have damaged the hydrological cycle. There are long periods without any water supply, so the Christmas tree is weakening and breaking.

To Shower

To Shower

Before this, we stopped at the archaeological site of Yagul. It’s not far SE from Oaxaca. It was not large; but nicely located and not so visibly restored.

SiteView

SiteView

Patio

Patio

Kitchen

Kitchen

Ball-game-Court

Ball-game-Court

CactusTree

CactusTree

Cactus Close-up

Cactus Close-up

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