The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Two Views of an Eagle



The Coat of Arms is charged in the center of the flag, and was inspired by an Aztec legend regarding the founding of Tenochtitlán. According to popular legend, the Aztec people, then a nomadic tribe, were wandering throughout Mexico in search of a sign that would indicate the precise spot upon which they were to build their capital. The war god Huitzilopochtli had commanded them to find an eagle perched atop a prickly pear cactus (nopal in Spanish) growing on a rock submerged in a lake. The eagle would have a serpent trapped in its mouth that it had presently snatched. After two hundred years of wandering, they found the promised sign on a small island in the swampy Lake Texcoco. Here they founded their new capital, Tenochtitlán, which later became known as Mexico City, the current capital of Mexico. [ From Wiki ].

3 comments:

Poly said...

Cada vez que paso por ahi, he visto esa figura, pero no me habia detenido a verla con calma, tus fotos me muestran ahora que es una aguila, lo que las prisas te dan, ver sin observar.

Poly

One Way said...

I really like the top image... it's so unusual, you have to look twice to see what's going on

Carraol said...

Poly, tienes razon, siempre corriendo, he pasado cientos de veces por ese lugar y solo en esta ocasion que iba de pasajero tuve la oportunidad de hacer estas tomas. Un saludo.
One Way, Thanks a lot for your comment, it was really a moment of luck. Cheers.