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Student Union Building -TCC

Trade Center Building

Parking Garage

Domes and Facades

School adjacent to Parque Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán

Franciscan Church, Uman, Yucatán

Fachada -Franciscan Church, Uman, Yucatán

Maya building with thatched roof -outside Uxmal, Yucatán

Uman, Yucatán

Our driver pointed out this Franciscan Church in Uman, Yucatán on the way to the ruins of Uxmal. On the way back to Mérida, we stopped for a quick photo. The former convent and Church of St. Francis was built in the 18th Century. Click on image for a larger view.

Franciscan Church

Iguana

The Iguana of Uxmal

This handsome fellow would not let me close enough to get a really good photo. He had just emerged from a dark room in one of the ruins for a bit of sun.

Doors

Door - Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán

Door - Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán

Door - Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán

There are many old colonial-stile homes in the Centro Histórico of Mérida, Yucatán that have been renovated by extranjeros (foreigners), but the often abandoned or still occupied homes of the local people offer a glimpse of the former splendor of this historical city. The changing colors of many of the homes, over decades, have faded and blended into the soft tropical colors of the Yucatán.  It is these architectural details that I choose to photograph.

The city of Mérida, having realized the significance of the historical center, in the past few years has begun a revitalization program that offers assistance to home owners in the renovation of the facades of their homes, and most recently has announced a plan to repair the crumbling sidewalks throughout the center.