our last full day together!
began our day with a visit to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe .She is a symbol of significant importance to the Mexican people. The shrine is located in a beautiful,
lush garden. I felt privileged to be there.
After visiting the shrine we left for the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacán.
These step pyramids are the third largest in the world.
We started our walking tour with a visit to Quetzal Butterfly Palace. The frescos in the palace were originally
painted in red and yellow. These "paints" were made from cactus and beetles.
With the help of my friends, Mr. Bob and Mr. Erik Mollenhauer , I was able to climb all the way to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun and back down!
This was something I did not think I could do. I was thrilled
to make it to the top and look out over a spectacular view of the ancient city.You can do ANYTHING with a little help
from your friends !
very top, even though there were no flowers... there were lots of butterflies. They were not Monarchs. Some were orange. Some were all black and some were white. Even though it was day time... I could
see the moon overhead. It was incredible.
leaving the pyramid complex we went to visit the Mexican National Palace.
Famous artist, Diego Rivera’s mural paintings are on display there.
His paintings are huge and depict the entire history of Mexico.( The photo below shows a tiny section that depicts Diego's wife, fellow
artist Frida Kahlo.)