Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Pyramid of The Sun

I did not expect it, but at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, I felt at peace. I sat there with the wind blowing and sun shining for a good 30 minutes after climbing the 280-odd stone, at points nearly vertical, steps. I even felt nice enough to offer to take photos of tourists near me. Just kidding. I often intrude into people's trips.

I digress. The Pyramid of the Sun is at Teotihuacan, an impressive archeological site just one hour outside Mexico City. The pyramids are one of the largest pre-Columbian structures in Mesoamerica. Archeologists think that this site and its surroundings was home to 200,000 people of all parts of Mexico and Central America. Read the Wikipedia.

I was told later on that it's common practice for people to come here and bring their newborn babies to the top. People believe there's some sort of energy up there, one that will bring them good luck.

I over did the Photoshop here.

Pyramid of the Moon.

Latino love PDA everywhere. Seriously, everywhere.

Monday, September 12, 2011


This dude was just hanging out outside the house. Hope it got some bugs.  

Monday, September 5, 2011

Distrito Federal

At nearly 9 million, Mexico City is the biggest metropolis I've ever visited. I only saw a small chunk of it in my time working in el Destrito Federal, but it was almost overwhelming. (Seattle proper, my town, for example, is only 600,000-plus.)

Every inch of this city seemed to be alive. There were traffic jams everywhere. People on every block. It was fascinating.

Here are a few pictures of my time there, as a co-worker called it, el Defectuoso.