Walking through Teotihuacan is an impressive experience, but one can only imagine what it was like over a thousand years ago. The sheer magnitude of the pyramids is awesome, but the use of mathematics and astronomy in the planning is also quite fascinating. Many people associate the pyramids with the Aztecs, but they were actually built before the arrival of the Aztecs and abandoned by their creators. How could you leave something so magnificent? Then again, every empire eventually crumbles.
Thanks to a suggestion from The Globetrotter Girls website, on Tuesday I made the 45 minute long Metro and Light Rail journey from the Centro Historico to the southern area of Mexico City. The purpose of this journey was to see art from Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The artwork presented did not disappoint. I was especially impressed by Frida Kahlo’s pieces. I was honestly unfamiliar with her art and was duly impressed. What further impressed me was the garden of the museum. The gardens made for a pleasant stroll between the exhibit buildings. Accompanying me on these strolls were what must have been dozens and dozens of peacocks throughout the grounds. In addition to the peacocks there were also about 10 Mexican Hairless Dogs. I’d never seen dogs quite like these before.