Photos from Mexico, 2003
Jacqueline in front of the Aztec calendar wheel displayed in the Museum of Anthropology.
A fine example of pre-Columbian pottery in the Museum of Anthropology. Since flash photography is prohibited in the museum, I had to use a very slow shutter speed (1/15 sec.?) for both of these photos, and was pleased with the results.
Jacqueline on "the Street of the Dead" at the ancient city of Teotihuacan, north of Mexico City. In the background is the Pyramid of the Moon. Just to the right (not seen) is the even bigger Pyramid of the Sun, which required great exertion to climb.
Jacqueline at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun at the ruins of Teotihuacan, with the Pyramid of the Moon visible in the background.
A panoramic view of the ruins of Monte Alban, looking toward the southwest. The city of Oaxaca is located about two miles to the east, off to the left side, and about 500 feet lower elevation.
A pyramid on the west side of the ruins of Monte Alban, the Zapotec Indian city that is perched on a mountaintop just west of Oaxaca.
While we were getting much-needed refreshments at the restaurant at Monte Alban after walking in the hot sun for two hours, a towering whirlwind suddenly appeared from out of the blue (literally) right in front of us! It was one of the weirdest natural phenomena I had ever seen. Part of the city of Oaxaca is visible in the background.
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