This morning we decided to go to Mitla. Russell got us to the
bus stop and off we went. This was after I got us going in the
Mitla is different from Monte Alban. A lot of the ruins in Mitla
were destroyed by the Spanish to construct a church. Figures.
I could say more, but I’ll keep my mouth shut .
Anyhow, as you can see from the photos it is quite different.
There wasn’t a lot of information about the structures nor was
there a museum-so if one only has a short amount of time we
would recommend Monte Alban as the place to go. There is
a museum there and more information for the visitor.
I did enjoy the bus ride-the countryside is very dramatic and
the mountains are beautiful.
We discovered a tasty restaurant not too far from our B and B.
Russell had 7! lamb chops for $22 and I had a steak with au
gratin sweet potatoes garnished with crispy red onion slices.
The altar of missed accidents
On the way to Mitla
The bus dropped us off maybe 1/2 mile
from the Mitla ruins. These "cars"
are from India and are used
exclusively for transportation
within the city limits.
The conductor takes the money
and helps the driver back up
in tight situations
Church built on Zapotec buildings
Column for past roof
Close up of ornamental facade
We had to walk up a steep staircase
to get here
I want to use this design for the
next quilt I make
Interior showing doorways to rooms
Another close up of facade
Exterior shot of ruins
the young boy who is learning...he said
he was "too nervous" I told him nervous was a
great word to use!