Izamal, Yucatán


Diana toy camera, Nikon F100

gum bichromate on Arches Platine

2010, 2020

Izamal, Yucatán is known as the Yellow City, as the majority of its buildings are painted with a local paint made from ash and sulfur. It is one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in North America and the people of Izamal still speak Mayan as well as Spanish. It was founded some time between 750 and 200 B.C. and many of the original buildings are visible from city center. We were lucky enough to get a tour of the monastery from one of the monks who also allowed us to go into the cloisters and private areas.

a statue of a blindfolded angel shushing someone and pointing towards Heaven in Izamal, Yucatan
hammock hanging in the monastery in Izamal, Yucatan
hammock and chairs in monastery in Izamal, Yucatan
bicycles leaning against a building in Izamal, Yucatan
hammocks hanging in the hallway of the monastery at Izamal
a street and doorway in Izamal, Yucatan
a yellow building and street in Izamal, Yucatan