Teotihuacan is some 50 kilometers away from México City and one of most significant pre-Columbian archeological sites in Latin America.
Not only pyramids and temples, but in its time Teotihuacan was the city with the largest population in the Americas, multi-floor residential compounds, and an impressive ceremonial architecture.
A broad avenue (The Avenue of the Dead) runs through Teotihuacan over two kilometers, joining the residential and market areas in one extreme, with the Pyramid of the Moon in the other.
Teotihuacan’s construction started around the year 200BC, the city reached its peak around 400AD, and had completely collapsed around 700BC. As it happens with the Mayas, archeologists do not agree on the reasons of the city’s fall.
The photo shows the Plaza of the Moon, with the homonymous Pyramid in the background, at one of the ends of the Avenue of the Dead.
In the WS there is a photo of the Avenue, with the Pyramid of the Sun in the background. (Although not as tall as the pyramids in Egypt, because of their width, these pyramids are the largest after the Giza constructions).
As a side note, the photo was taken just before the rain season (after some months of drought) and with a close volcano having a little activity.
That meant very bad light conditions!
(Anyway… some more posts on Teotihuacan will follow)
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bbarna (824) 2013-08-21 10:43
Very nice panoramic view of this interesting archeological site. I visited this site in 1965, it looked quite different then. There was a lot of green space, grass and shrubs around the pyramids in the area which is paved now. I am looking forward seeing more of your pictures of this site.
Raz13 (137) 2013-08-21 10:53
Despite the poor lighting, this is still a wonderful shot.
The city was one of the first to be built on the modern grid system.
It was also one of 6 most important cities in the 1500s (along with Beijing,
Delhi, Seville, Istanbul and Timbuktu).
Enjoy your day!
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-21 12:15
this is a nice, wide shot, lots of detailes. The people look so small on the image, nicely done!
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2013-08-22 1:58
a nice photo from ancient Mayan civilisation. Excellent wide presentation. Like the famous pyramid at middle with those people in FG. Very good composition indeed. Tfs.
jhm (140054) 2013-08-22 3:32
Mexico a wonderful country with these wonderful panoramic view of this interesting archaeological site.
We see very clear the stairs, also nice depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
pajaran (52602) 2013-08-22 8:39
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom gradu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak sa posetiocima.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article about the old town, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful architecture and demonstrated moment with visitors.
Have a great day, all the best.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-08-22 17:52
hola Carlos, acabo de regresar de México pero ésta vez he visitado playas y más playas...un país muy bonito con mucha cultura, historia y belleza natural..prefiero la tua Argentina si me permites..
tu foto es muy bonita además y tu nota muy informativa y interesante..
fabbs99 (16477) 2013-08-22 21:51
Lovely site with old days ruins.I love archaelogical sites as they tell us the history of old days in pictorial version. Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-08-23 9:29
Awesome capture of the symbol of a civilization that was more advanced than we gave them credit for, I think those people were genius! Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (85476) 2013-08-24 8:36
Interesting pov on the old pyramid, good format anf light management, good effect also with people to give scale at the view.
josepmarin (57823) 2013-08-26 4:16
la lente gran angular nos ofrece una vista panorámica sensacional, donde podemos apreciar la grandiosidad de esta ciudad histórica pre-colombina, en una imagen muy nítida.
La presencia de la gente con sus ropas de colores añade un toque de vitalidad, una eficaz referencia, y un bonito contraste cromático sobre el conjunto, donde los tonos de las piedras y el cielo azul juegan un buen papel estético.
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-31
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35 USM 2.8 L mk.II, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-21 8:26