White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Valladolid - People (Part One of Two), Yucatan, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Valladolid is a town of approximately 50,000 people located in the State of Yucatan.  It is centrally located near the popular Mayan archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá and Ek' Balam, but is also a popular destination in itself as an historical colonial Spanish influenced town.  It is a two-hour drive west of Cancun. The roots of the town and much of  its population today is of Mayan ancestry. The family above was sitting in the shade of the main downtown plaza awaiting their ride. I think the little one is watching the cumulus clouds racing through the brilliant blue sky overhead.

A mother and daughter relax in the shade of the Cathedral de San Gervasio beside the main downtown plaza.


Waiting for the bus.

A tourist carriage waiting for passengers outside the Cathedral de San Gervasio.

This man takes a break to contemplate the world. 


I observed that many doorways were very tall - surprising for a population that is relatively short. I wonder why the colonial tradition called for such tall doorway openings?  Maybe to let the heat out of the interior spaces more easily?

Motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles seemed to be the transportation vehicles of choice in this town of year around warmth.

Here's Amy purchasing a small embroidered hankie from this street vendor for 10 pesos (about $0.75 USD).



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