Mexico from Slides prt5: Teotihuacán

The Pyramid of the Moon, seen from the P.o.t.Sun.

The Pyramid of the Moon, seen from the P.o.t.Sun.

(9 shots).- From The Pyramid of the Sun we had a great view on the Pyramid of the Moon. It is at the end of the ‘Totenweg’; some kind of apotheosis. In front of it is a plaza, surrounded by a number of smaller Pyramids. It was built in several phases, roughly between 0-500 AD. It was dedicated to the goddess of water, fertility, the earth, and even creation itself.

From the Sun to the Moon

From the Sun to the Moon

Handrail detail

Handrail detail

All these Pyramids were very colorful in those days. Somewhere between the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon was a niche with a painting of a jaguar. I assume this shows how Teotihuacán must have looked when it was still inhabited by Aztecs and or other ‘tecs’.

The Jaguar

The Jaguar

The Pyramid of the Moon

The Pyramid of the Moon

Inhumanly Stairs

Inhumanly Stairs

Leftside view

Leftside view

Looking back

Looking back

Pyramid of the Sun

Pyramid of the Sun

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8 comments
    • Thanks, Barry. My old slides have lost some of the qualities they once had. I try to use these shortcomings in ‘my advantage’ by processing them to suite the old, mythical subjects.

  1. …so far, my favorite part of this series… all of them, really, but particularly the jaguar…

  2. Björn said:

    Great shots my friend, especially the first and third one. I love the diagonals slicing through the hazy, sun dappled plain in the first photo.

    • Thanks, Amigo. My fav. is the last shot, with the black-cracked line of the ruin in front of the huge pyramid. Cheers!

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