1528. That is the year Spaniards founded San Cristobal de las Casas on a site nestled in the mountains of Chiapas.
The vestiges of their low-slung buildings lend this colonial city a distinctive intimacy.
These snapshots, postmarked after our return, provide a glimpse of the architecture in the heart of the city that has grown to about 150,000 people.
Thick stucco walls. Wood-framed windows. Clay tile roofs. No fear of color. Whimsical details. And… wait… even a Burger King?