life through the lens
My first port of call in Honduras, after crossing the El Salvador border at El Poy, was Santa Rosa de Copan in September 2001.
Lempira was a 16th century ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, and fought against the Spanish.
Out for a stroll in Santa Rosa de Copan
The colonial town of Gracias, south east of Santa Rosa de Copan
A walk to the outskirts of Gracias brought me to thermal baths set in the forest
View of Copan Ruinas, another Spanish colonial town and base for visiting the Mayan ruins of Copan
The Mayan ruins of Copan, dating mainly from 6th to 9th century
The 8th century Ball Court (Juego de Pelota) in Copan
Stela B dates to 731 and shows Mayan King 18 Rabbit, Copan
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is Ix, the Mayan Wind God, Copan
Nispero is a village close to Santa Barbara
Tela beach, on the Caribbean coast
The Tela river, Tela
The 17th cenury El Castillo in Trujillo
Trujillo's beach, on the Caribbean coast
Honduras' second city is San Pedro Sula
I used Siguatepeque as a base to visit La Esperanza
On Sundays La Esperanza hosts a Lenca Indian market
Lenca Indian market at La Esperanza
Lake Yojoa is between San Pedro Sula and Siguatapeque
On the shore of Lake Yojoa
Resorts overlooking Lake Yojoa offer great views
The trail towards Pulhapanzak falls
The impressive 43 metre high Pulhapanzak falls are close to Lake Yojoa
Looking upstream at the Pulhapanzak falls
Tortilla sellers in Tegucigalpa
Los Dolores church, Tegucigalpa
Florists in Tegucigalpa
Valle de Angeles is a small colonial mining town near Tegucigalpa
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