Mexico

This travel took place in november 2006 !

I went there with an agency, alone !


Here is a selection of my favorite photos of this stay ...


Here is the oldest cathedral of Mexico ...


... wich slowly going down in the ground !


Inside, we can see a scene of the "dead day" (november 2nd) !


This is the new cathedral of Mexico : another style ...


We are now in the antropological museum of Mexico, ...


... enormous and so great !


I tried to put those pictures in a chronological order !


Here is the symbol of the  Teotihuacan civilisation ...


...  with examples of inside wall paintings ...


...and a statue, still full of color !!


Here is a sum-up of  Mayan organisation !


Nice examples of  Mayan ceramics ...


... with also statues ...


... but also beautiful   masks  !


A statue of the rain goddess, less famous than Chac.


Others ceramics, ...


... but also pretty "shields" of jade.


Here is the funeral jewels (in jade) of king-priest Pakal, found in Palenque ...


... and a  reconstitution of his grave, the original is now closed.


An  example of the  Toltec art, more "warrior" ...


... and one of their bloddy creation : a chac mol !


Someothers wall paintinng.


One of the most famous item of pre-columbian art  : the Aztec sun stone !


A Coetlicue statue, also named snake's skirt ...


... and a recreation of a codex.


Some items made in gold that conquistadors didn't destroyed ...


...and a scale model of Tenochtitlan (named later Mexico) !


Some high buildings in Mexico.


We are now inside the gouvernor's palace ...


... where walls are full of painting that sum-up Mexico's history.


Mexico's symbol !!


The main square in Mexico, where there was in the past ...


... the "templo mayor", main Aztec temple, that was totally destroyed !


Main post-office in  Mexico : nice ^_^ .


Another symbol in Mexico : the green and white beetle (taxi) !!


Some cactus ...


... and we are in Teotihuacan !


The main square is impressive, ...


... as the main alley (2 km !), from moon temple ...


... to sun temple !