Mexico ... April 2014  (and a few from September 2013)

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Teotihuacan, just outside Mexico City, from the top of the Pyramid del Sol, with Luna behind us. Click for a larger image.
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... on our way up north, dinner in the main square of Veracruz, with Mariachis.
We drove 3,300 kilometers to Mexico City and back home.  Click for an even larger image.
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Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, built between 1st Century B.C. and 3rd centurya A.D.  Click for a larger image
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This may be the third tallest in the world, after Cholula in Mexico and Cheops in Egypt.  Click for a larger image.
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This is AFTER 248 steps up and 248 steps down.  It was HOT! Look at the people at the top of the pyramid ... tiny ants. We were there a while ago.  Click for an even larger image.
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In Mexico City, we had a modern apartment from airbnb.com and several days of sightseeing.  Here is the Cathedral in the Zocalo.  Click for a larger image ...
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... the bag on the left is material from Telas Parisinas, a shop near the Zocalo.  In Mexico, we saw a play, a superb production of "Cats" and "Swan Lake" on an actual lake in Chapultepec Park.  Our apartment was just off La Reforma and on the corner was an authentic French bistro and a genuine tapas place open till 2 a.m., a Japanese restaurant and a 24-hour deli.  Mexico City is wonderful.
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In the market, we bought cool sunglasses.  Very useful on a sunny day overlooking the Zocalo, but they are probably not original Ray-Bans at $5.  Click for an even larger image.
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In Polanco, one of D.F.'s best neighbourhoods, the main drag with ultra expensive shops is "Presidente Masaryk".  Where I grew up, he was the revered Czech persident between WW1 and WW2.  (Behind me, they are reconstructing it.)
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In Mexico City, we obviously saw the Museo de Antropologia, one of the finest on the planet.  Outside, "voladores", "fliers", climbed up the tall pole, getting ready for their jump.
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Then, they jumped, spinning around the pole in slow circles.  Click for a larger photo.
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They flew and flew,descending slowly. Click for a larger photo.
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In front of the museum, on La Reforma, I took an interesting photo of an angel. Wings!  Click for an even larger image.
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In the Anthropology museum, no, not an Aztec calendar, but the stone worshipping the sun.
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On the grounds of Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiño, peacocks roam around.  She was Diego Rivera's girfriend (but who wasn't those days?).  She bought 137 of his paintings, exhibited here.  Mexico City has many treasures.
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On the grounds of Dolores Olmedo museum ... 
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... with Diego Rivera, Dolores Olmedo's friend.
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In Villahermosa, Tabasco, we visited "La Venta", the park with ancient Olmec scupltures.   
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We also saw the actual La Venta site about 100 kilometers away, but all the pieces have been moved here.
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Lorraine with pisotes in "La Venta".  Click for a larger image.
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A big Olmec head, weighs 40 tons, made about 1,000 B.C.  
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The Olmecas preceded all the others, way before the Maya, the Aztecs and the others.  Click for an even larger image.
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From Villahermosa, Olmec, we went to Palenque, one of the main Maya sites in Mesoamerica. Click for a larger image.
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Palenque is mobbed by tourists in the morning,
but pretty clear in the afternoon.  
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Palenque is spectacular.  It was busy between 300-900 A.D.and is well explored. Click for an even larger image.
 
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After  Palenque, "Agua Azul" waterfalls. 
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We also went on the Sumidero Canyon, 1 kilometer deep.
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Spectacular Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas. Click for a larger image.
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Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas.
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Sand Cristobal de las Casas:  Amber!
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.  Little girls in the market of many Lacandon indians. Click for an even larger image.


And a few photos from our trip in September 2013 to Oaxaca.  Pronounced "wa-ha-ca", in fact there is a good Mexican restaurnt in London called "wahaca".


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Monte Alban, the incredible Zapotecan site on a mountaintop above Oaxaca. Click for an even larger image.
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Ever since we met ... climbing steps ...
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... this time at Monte Alban, Oaxaca


... and a few photos from our trip in September 2013 to Oaxaca.  Pronounced "wa-ha-ca",
in fact there is a Mexican restaurant in London called "Wahaca".


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Tule tree, the largest in the world and 2,000 years old.  Just outside Oaxaca. Yes, you can click for an even larger image.

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Tule tree, amazing, you can click for an even larger image.
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Oaxaca black pottery ... we bought some.
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Santo Domingo, Oaxaca.  Click to see a larger image.

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