Descending into Mexico City. Elevation 2240m (7350 ft), Population ~9 million with ~22 million metro area.
Street grid includes green roundabouts and lots of red roofs.
Bike race/tour on the way to Teotihuacan.
Teotihuacan intro: from ~200 B.C. until 700-750 A.D., ~175,000 inhabitants.
Pyramid of the Sun. Some reconstruction made during restoration in early 1900's.
Our guide Andres gives a historical view of restoration among other details.
The climb is busy but alluring.
We join the crowds.
Halfway up, can see the main north-south street and Pyramid of the Moon.
From the top, looking across the cardinal point from east to west.
Pyramid of the Moon as seen from the top.
Lunch included a variation on tortilla soup.
Continuing the tour in a former residence. Upper half of walls with rocky grout added to original.
An important fresco still intact with original colors.
This section included many rooms using water and sewer drains. Lower left corner was a steam room!