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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Xinantecatl Volcano

“Nevado de Toluca” is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is generally cited as the fourth highest of Mexico's peaks, after Pico de OrizabaPopocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. It is often called by the Nahuatl name Xinantecatl which is usually translated as “The Naked Lord”.

The volcano has a 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) wide summit caldera which is open to the east. The highest summit, 4,680 metres (15,354 ft) Pico del Fraile (Friar's Peak), is on the southwest side of the crater and the second highest, 4,640 metres (15,223 ft) Pico del Aguila (Eagle's Peak), is on the northwest. There are two crater lakes on the floor of the basin at about 4,200 m (13,800 ft), the larger Lago del Sol (Sun Lake) and the smaller, but deeper, Lago de la Luna (Moon Lake).  [Wiki]


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Anita Otrebski said...

Ohh... This are great shots Carraol!

Love them all!

Greetings, Anita

SKIZO said...


Oakland Daily Photo said...

Impressed by all these shots. The scenery is stunning. I wonder when the last time there was an eruption or is Xinantectl extinct? Love the woman on the palomino. She must live on a ranch near (on the slopes of?) the volcano. What a beautiful landscape to live in.

sofia said...

Wow! Amazing place, outstanding photos! I hope I had been there

AB said...

A wonderful rugged landscape. What cameras were invented for!