Wednesday, 11 April 2012


It's hard to capture the true size of Teotihuacan, a massive temple complex 50km north of Mexico City - which is why we all shot panoramas as this give some idea of the sheer size. Only a few metres shorter than the Egyptian pyramids, Teotihuacan, or the Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun, is best visited early in the day to avoid the crowds and, more importantly, the heat haze. We got there before 9am and headed straight up the temple's pyramid to see what was what (that's the second panorama, above).

Leo Gasparet, dwarfed from the first level viewpoint on the Temple of the Moon
(Pic by Graham Robinson).
Original artworks found along the base of the Temple of the Moon
(pic Graham Robinson)
Great view of the main pyramid, the Temple of the Sun - it's 'only' around 65m high but when you climb it, it feels more like 1000m. Pic Graham Robinson
Original Quetzlcoatl Temple details (Pic Leo Gasparet)
Original Quetzlcoatl Temple details (Pic Leo Gasparet)
RN at the top of the Temple of the Moon (Pic Leo Gasparet)
By the time we had flogged up the main pyramid (65m) the light was considerably flatter (above). It was more hazy - but we were lucky, the results were quite acceptable. Google the name and you'll find many many references to these ruins, all looking as though they were shot around midday. GO early!
Quetzlcoatl Temple HDR
The claws of a Jaguar artwork seen along the Avenue of Death, Teotihuacan
Graham Robinson and Leo Gasparet (stopping over enroute to Cuba) with Isaac Martinez, our guide for the day, Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan

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