Acapulco’s Archaeological Site: Palma Sola Petroglyphs

Acapulco has it all and one of it's best kept secrets is the Palma Sola Archaeological Site.  The above photo was taken of me taking photos of the stones by the man I refer to as my gringo Dad.

 

I wouldn't have even known this place existed if John hadn't found it on Google Maps about a year before he died. We took a trip up there with the drone, that's when the photo above was taken.

 

I had the pleasure of showing several close friends the site, something basically unknown to the community there before we found and shared about it. Thanks to Doug for taking and posting photos, they make the post more rich.

If it weren't for good friends, I would have gone nuts after the murder.

My theory with this place is that it's where the ancients used to party, they'd then carve all sorts of things they found important from booze to family depictions to sex.

Regardless I find the many of the drawings to be visually appealing.  This place has inspired me for glassblowing, I intend to produce pipes with the same drawings.

 

I've already made a few, like the set above.  Check the list below for my attempts so far: 

Pink and Clear Fumed Acapulco Inspired Set

Cobalt Blue Fumed Acapulco Inspired Set

It has signs going up in both English and Spanish explaining most of what the "modern interpretations" of the drawings are. 

This is probably one of the weirdest parts and there's no sign explaining anything. It's at the very top where there's a small cave in a pile of giant boulders.  If you climb to the top of that pile of boulders you find this perfectly cut hole, for what I have no idea.

One of the best parts of this place is the incredible view. It reminds me of where I used to live in a lot of ways. 

I'm a sucker for mountaintops. Always have been, always will be.  Now, enjoy a random display of petroglyph carvings after this list of my original Steemit posts from this place a year ago.

 

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 1

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 2

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 3

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 4

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 5

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 6

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 7

Acapulco's Best Kept Secret: Palma Sola Archaeological Zone 8

 

 


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