Friday, November 19, 2010

Shadow Shot 79 - Monte Alban, Oaxaca..















Where is this beautiful and boldly shadowed window on the world?? It is at the entrance to the museum at the archaeological site of Monte Alban, Oaxaca (featured in the previous post). The uninterrupted views and vistas from this hilltop site are second to none....












But I was also struck by this strong pattern of shadows which tells you just how strong the sun was on that day.....

















For more details and information about the magnificent Monte Alban site, check out the last post....









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..and for more fun with shadows, click here for Shadow Shot Sunday. Enjoy!

19 comments:

...louciao... said...

At first I thought it must have been painted. What a great shadow and light effect!

sarayutouched said...

what brillant shadows!! this is breath-taking. thanks for sharing.

Martha Z said...

The shadows and the view compete for my attention, fabulous Catherine

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shadows and view, Catherine! Truly breathtaking indeed! Thanks as always for the views! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Incredible shadows, Catherine, and a beautiful view indeed. I always enjoy your photos, and the different parts of Mexico and Mexico City that you share with us. Thanks!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Beverley Baird said...

What gorgeous bold shadows! What a wonderful place to visit - such lovely views!

Ralph said...

The look of the zebra is all about! The bod shadowy striping is amazing, and really geometric. As Martha said, the stripes and mountaintop view do compete for our attention. And both are wonderful!

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Oh my, it's always been a dream of mine to visit the ruins some day, love the history of ancient Mexico...beautiful!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadows!


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EG Wow said...

I love these photos! The shadows are wonderful!

MyMaracas said...

Wow, spectacular shadows! And the view is amazing.

Hey Harriet said...

That shadowed window is amazing! The sun must certainly have been shining very brightly to cast such strong shadows! Wow! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend Catherine :)

Owen said...

You sure get to some truly amazing places... we are lucky to have you expanding our worlds...

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hola, hermosas sombras.. me gustaron mucho.. muy creativo..
Saludos

Catherine said...

Hi everyone - glad you like the zebra shadows this week!! the first shot looks like a cinema screen - and the view is good enough to watch for a few hours...your comments are much appreciated as usual...

Tom Hilton said...

Wow. Those shadows are amazing. And once again, you're making me want to go back there (it's 25 years ago this December that I last saw Monte Alban)...

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a cool light and shadow effect!!

Catherine said...

Tom - your return to Mexico sounds long overdue!! are you planning another visit??
Lisa- thanks for the nice comment

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are very bold shadows. It must have been an intense sun tht day.