Basilica de Guadalupe

This cathedral is the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City. Officially known as the “Templo Expiatorio a Cristo Rey,”  the first structure of the old basilica was begun in 1695 and it was not finished until 1709. Much of Mexico City was built on a former lake. This cathedral is sinking. You can’t tell from this picture…

Long Way Down

The steps were in remarkably good condition. Probably as good as in the day when the Aztec first laid the rocks in place, surrounded them with mortar which they decorated with small stones.  It is estimated the pyramids were built sometime between 100 BC and 250 AD. Given the expanse of years and the millions…

Avenue of the Dead

The Aztecs were a people seemingly obsessed with death so much so they engaged in ritualized human sacrifice and this long straight road bordered by beautiful structures is called the Avenue of the Dead. This magnificent view is from the Moon Temple. The tall pyramid to the left is the massive Sun Temple. I never…