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Flores

The lovely town of Flores, the capital of Peten, is built on an island linked by a 500 metre-long causeway to the mainland. Once occupied by the Maya and known as Noh Peten, it was the last of their city states to be conquered by the Spanish, in 1697. It is said to be the second oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the Americas (after Cholula in Mexico). This photograph is of an elegant colourfully painted house, a typical example of traditional Flores architecture.

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Taken on January 27, 2018