Friday, December 4, 2009

Teotihuacan!

Oh, where to start...

Today I got some great pictures, bargained an awesome deal, and saw some awesome pyramids.

About an hour North of Mexico City (the old capital of the Aztec empire) is the 3rd largest pyramid in the world, the Pirámide del Sol (Pyramid of the Sun). It lies in the ruins of the city of Teotihuacan, a house-hold term for those in this area.

Teotihuacan was not Aztec, but a different culture that thrived about a millennium earlier. In the Aztec language, the name roughly means "birthplace of the gods." Really, I could believe that. These things are huge! And pictures cannot capture the sheer size. But of course I took some, several in fact. We got some great pictures that really make it look like we're doing awesome things in the world.


Laura and I. We're friends from Miami.



Climbing the Pyramid of the Sun

The view half-way up. Look at the horizon. Beautiful.

The top. Make this big. It's a really cool picture.

The Pyramid of the Moon from the Pyramid of the Sun.

Look how small those people are on the top. This is perhaps the only picture that accurately portrays it's size.


Forget the ancient city ruins! Check out this orange bug!

Resting. So many stairs.

Ah, what was that bargained deal I mentioned earlier? I know you were wondering this whole time! I saw a nice necklace that a guy wanted for 500 pesos... I bargained him down to 100! Somebody's getting a nice Christmas present this year!

2 comments:

Book Look Column Author said...

wow - I am a bit addicted to ruins so this was a great post. I do have to mention that those pants so lovingly chosen for you look great.

Ricky Peterson said...

Nice pics. Teotihuacán archaeological place in mexico.first half of the first millennium Teotihuacán city is a biggest city for the pre-Columbian Americas.During that time this city is populated cities in the world.Pyramid of the Sun is avery famous. dont forget to climb in the pinnacle of the pyramid. Pyramid of the Moon is very much smaller compare to Pyramid of Sun.Accommodation for every budget is available. For more details refer Teotihuacan pyramids