Teotihuacan: The Pyramids

The University provided buses to take our group to the ancient city of Teotihuacan. The main attractions are the two pyramids, one aligned with the sun and the other aligned with the moon, but there are other ruins to see, too. We immediately set about the serious archeological discipline of climbing things.

We approached alongside the pyramid of the sun, running a gauntlet of vendors selling all sorts of crafts for "almost free."

Rounding the corner, we began our ascent on some very nicely-formed stairs.

There are several flights of stairs, ending at flat landings that run around the entire pyramid. This flight was the steepest.

At the top, there was much huffing and puffing. Actually, that went on all the way up, too. When you start climbing at 7,000+ feet elevation, you get a little winded. The vendors could have made a lot of money selling "almost free" oxygen cannisters.

On the way back down, we paused for a picture on one of the landings. Considering the pyramid in the background, I guess you could call it a moon landing.

Ok, no more puns. Unless I can't help myself.

Back on the ground looking up, that is an impressively big pyramid.

So then it was down the main road to the pyramid of the moon.

Beth Casey illustrates how tall and narrow the steps are, making for a steep climb.

These girls were highly visible. We dubbed them the Fanta Girls.


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See the view from the top of the Sun (preloaded)
or from the top of the Moon

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