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Chalchiuhtlicue, Teotihuacán, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Ciudad de México, National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, twelve

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

8 March 2012

The Museo Nacional de Antropología (National Museum of Anthropology) in Mexico City contains one of the finest and largest collections of ancient art, archaeological and anthropological artifacts from what is now present-day Mexico. Among the artifacts is this 1200- to 1700-year old stone statue representing the Aztec goddess of lakes and rivers. The associated caption in Spanish and English are:

Escultura monolítica que representa a la diosa Chalchiuhtlicue, consorte o análoga del dios Tláloc. Es la diosa de las aguas horizontales: lagos, lagunas, y ríos que recorren o se asientan en la tierra. Va ataviada con un tocado de banda doble, orejeras discoidales, collar, y pulsera. Viste un quechquémitl, falda, y sandallas. Se le asocia con la agricultura, las semeteras y la fertilidad.

Procede del frente de la Pirámide de la Luna, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacán. Época Clásica, 300-800 d.C.


(Translation via DeepL)

Monolithic sculpture representing Aztec goddess Chalchiuhtlicue (“she of the jade skirt”), consort or relative of the Aztec rain god Tlaloc. Chalchiuhtlicue is the goddess of horizontal waters: seas, lakes, lagoons, and rivers which run on or settle in the ground. She wears a headdress with a double band, disk-like earrings, necklace, and bracelet; a quechquémitl (shawl), skirt, and sandals. She is associated with agriculture, seedbeds, and fertility.

The sculpture was located at the front of the Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacán Archaeological Zone; dated to the period from 300 to 800 AD/CE.

The pre-colonial Teotihuacán site was built between 1st and 7th centuries AD/CE; for its vast cultural importance in Mesoamerica, the location was recognized in 1987 as UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Juan Teotihuacán is located about 50 km northeast from Mexico City.

I made the image above at Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropología on 8 Mar 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/25-sec, f/3.5, ISO800, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to EN and ND for making my visit to Mexico City possible. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lI4.

Berlin Bar and Bistro, San Miguel de Allende, Estado Libre y Soberano de Guanajuato, Mexico, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, eleven

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

4 March 2012.

It’s hard to escape Berlin, even on the other side of the planet 9700 km away in México. Berlin Bar & Bistro is at Umarán 19 in the centre of San Miguel de Allende (SMA). Our brief 2-night stay in this beautiful México town ends with beers and cheers. And yeah, the daily specials on the chalk board are tempting: banana peppers stuffed with goat cheese and tomato sauce; mixed skewers with skirt steak, chicken, sweet pepper, and onion; chicken stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, with mushroom sauce and rice. Prices listed are in Mexican pesos with conversion at that time about 12 MXN to 1 USD.

I made the image above on 4 Mar 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/25-sec, f/2.8, ISO800, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to EN and ND for making my visit possible. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lHO.

San Miguel de Allende, Estado Libre y Soberano de Guanajuato, Mexico, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, ten

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

4 March 2012

In México’s San Miguel de Allende, natural light illuminates the street and brightly coloured buildings on Calle Cuna de Allende (intersecting with Cuadrante); the Casa Rosada hotel is just beyond the image frame at right. For its superb historic architectural style, the town was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. San Miguel de Allende is about 230 kilometres northwest from the national capital Ciudad de México (Mexico City).

I made the image above on 4 Mar 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 28mm focal length (45mm full-frame equivalent). My thanks to EN and ND for making my visit possible. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lFr.

UN FAO International Mountain Day. International Mountain Day celebration 2015 in Chile/Brazil: photo by College João Paulo of Brazil and the University of Magallanes (UMAG).

11 December: International Mountain Day

Since 2003, December 11 is International Mountain Day as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. Annually, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) observes the day:

… to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

•   Mountains cover almost one-quarter (22 percent) of the Earth’s surface.
•   Up to 80 percent of the world’s freshwater supply comes from mountains.
•   One in eight people (13 percent) around the world lives in the mountains.
•   Mountain tourism accounts for almost 20 percent of the worldwide tourism industry.

The following provides a glimpse to the mountain environments around the world and to the challenging conditions our ancestors would have faced and endured.

( Click here for images and more )

Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, Mexico, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Más alto de la Baja en México

(Top of the Baja in México.)

It’s over a decade of past in the making …

I’m standing on the grounds of México’s Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (National Astronomical Observatory) in the Parque Nacional de Sierra San Pedro Mártir on the Baja California peninsula. The observatory stands on a mountain peak 2800 metres (9200 feet) in elevation. It’s my second visit to the observatory: all astronomical observatories have similar features and amenities, but every observatory has a distinct environment with a unique view.

The peak at centre is Picacho del Diablo which at 3100 metres (10200 feet) is the highest feature on the peninsula. The faint linear feature in the background to the left is the peninsula’s eastern coastline with the Gulf of California some 80 km (50 mi) in the distance.

And as for mountain observatories, I’ve been to a few

I made the photo above on 16 December 2005 with a Canon PowerShot A510. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-87H.

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