Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wonders of North America

Most interesting wonders in North America.

Tehuacan stone snakes (tecuates)

Unusual and impressive travertine formations. These formations mark the lime deposits of ancient channels. The soil has weathered away leaving the hardened lime as...

Magdalena Opal mines

The find of the near-unique lloviznando opal - variety of opal with a near transparent, light blue color and phenomenal play of colors. Finds...

Chicxulub crater

An ancient impact crater, with a diameter more than 180 km. One of the largest impact craters on Earth. It was shaped 65 million...

Ixtlán de los Hervores geothermal field

Geothermal field, where earlier used to be up to 14 geysers (it is possible that few still exist near Salitre village). Now here are...

Comanjilla Hot Springs

A group of hot springs, formerly - geysers. At the early 20th century the tallest of the 11 geysers - Geyser Humboldt - reached...

Santa María del Agua de Landa

The last of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 - 1768. Church has elaborate, sumptuous façade which has been...

San Francisco del Valle de Tilaco

The best preserved of the five Franciscan missions in Sierra Gorda, built in 1744 - 1762. Church has a sumptuous façade influenced by the...

Nuestra Señora de la Luz de Tancoyol

The most elaborate of the five gorgeous Franciscan missions of Sierra Gorda, built in 1760 – 1766. The ornate façade of the church symbolises...

Santiago Mission in Jalpan

The first completed Franciscan mission in Sierra Gorda, built in 1751 - 1758. The gorgeous church has opulent façade which includes the elements of...

X’kekén Cenote (Dzitnup Cenote)

One of the most photographed cenotes, with beautiful deep blue lake and sun beam lighting it through the ceiling, numerous stalactites. At least 35...