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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Serpents Fountain

Fuente de las Viboras
Serpents Fountain (four serpents) by Architect Leonides Guadarrama 1964.
Chapultepec 2d Section Mexico City

To The Aztecs Quetzalcoatl was, as his name indicates, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile (much like a dragon), who was a boundary maker (and transgressor) between earth and sky. He was also a creator deity having contributed essentially to the creation of Mankind. He also had anthropomorphic forms, for example in his aspects as Ehecatl the wind god. Among the Aztecs the name Quetzalcoatl was also a priestly title, as the most two important priests of the Aztec Templo_Mayor  were called "Quetzalcoatl Tlamacazqui". In the Aztec ritual calendar, different deities were associated with the cycle of year names: Quetzalcoatl was tied to the year Ce Acatl (One Reed), which correlates to the year 1519.


New York City and Washington series continue in Sketches of Cities. 
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Cris said...

Me gusta mucho los tratamientos que das a las fotos!

brattcat said...

This looks like a window into an ancient, mythical time. Awe inspiring.

Japy said...

Really nice photo. I like it so much. Greetings.

B SQUARED said...

The Aztecs have such a rich history.

joo said...

It's a really impressive fountain - would love to see more photos:)

Joy said...

That is very fierce looking. Very interesting subject.

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Tony said...

Hola Carraol, hace tiempo que no me paso, y veo que lo tuyo es arte, me quedo perplejo viendo tus obras...felicidades y saludos

T. Becque said...

Oh wow, this is dramatic!