We visited Teotihuacan yesterday (Saturday, 29 Sept). Clicking on a photo ought to enlarge it.
My wife is more into this kind of touring than I am; she took most of the photos and paid more attention to the guide. I kept getting more and more hungry, and finally broke off in search of the highly-recommended cave restaurant, La Gruta, before the place filled up.
Looking down into La Gruta. The “Plato Mexicano” was fantastic, but it left us having to waddle back up to the surface.
Here are a few more photos from the archeological site.
This last photo was taken through a bus window, accounting for the blur. The highway heading south to Mexico City from Teotihuacan offers miles and miles of this: the infamous slums of Mexico City. One thing there is plenty of around here — sand colored cement. It is stunningly evident that Mexico could benefit from a stringent program of birth control … not likely to happen in a country still dominated by Catholic superstitious beliefs. (One wonders if the Pope cringes when he sees scenes like this?)
Yet, the natural human propensity to make better whatever life has presented is also evident here. Occasional glowing spots of color where a family has painted their concrete hovel, a raggedy shack with a nice window or door, plants in clay pots defining a balcony strung with lines of drying clean clothes, a hovel with a stained glass (plastic) window, playgrounds packed with children …
Frankly, the reality of this here and now interests me more than what the Aztecs left behind.
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