Teotihuacán

Entering Teotihuacán one is transported back two thousand years. Commonly mistaken as an Aztek city its roots are unknown. The Azteks, along with many other tribes, would pilgrimage to the site to offer sacrifices to the god of rain. The temple of the sun, which can be seen in the background, is both the largest and oldest at the site. It was originally stuccoed and red in color, many called it the temple of the sun, and the name just stuck. It was built upon a cave with a natural spring. Pilgrimage to the cave was to bring good harvest and fortune. When the spring ran dry, the people belived that the gods were angry and thus built the temples to offer sacrifice and appease the gods. To this day it has remained a pilgrimage for Teotihuacáns who have spread out since abandoning the city. The site is immense, the temple of the sun has 247 steps leading to the top at 65 meters. The temple of the moon, where this picture was taken, is only 37 meters in height – though almost more difficult to ascend as the steps are extemely steep and high! I seem to remember my mom having a story from this site… or was it elsewhere? If you look closely you can see me on one of the temples! It was a gorgeous day and we very much enjoyed our time at the site. Its a short drive from the city, depending on traffic, if you ever find yourself in Mexico City it is well worth the visit! Now we head out for dinner and a taste of D.F. nightlife!

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  1. That is one of the best pictures I have ever seen. Absolutely enthralling and gorgeous. To be honest, it looks so good I have to believe that it is fake.

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