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

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Temple of The Morning Star / Templo de la Estrella de la Mañana

"Telamons of Tula / Atlantes de Tula"

The old city of Tula had a great historical relevance in Mesoamerica, and it constitutes an important link in the chain of civilizations of the Central Altiplano.
Founded after Teotihuacán was destroyed, it is known nowadays by its main pyramid, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, or temple of the morning star, on whose top the Telamons of Tula stand. 4.6 meter high statues, representing Toltec gods, they are believed to be the columns of a wooden roof the temple had.You can go up this pyramid to observe the telamons closely, and appreciate the whole archeological complex. From GoToLatin. You can see this front view.


Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Un lugar fantástico. Gracias a tus enlaces pude apreciar la belleza de esas esculturas. Tu hermosa foto las hace todavía más místicas.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous. I bet it's even more breath taking in person.


Randy said...

Wonderful photo. I would love to see this one day.

Carraol said...

Fenix, Sharon, Randy, thanks a lot for your comments, its most appreciated.