Friday, September 7th, was the one day all year where the hike to Tepozteco Pyramid is open at night (and also free, which is especially nice what with our small YAGM stipends). Now, when I thought about climbing a pyramid, I pictured clambering up some steep steps in the pyramid itself. Well, to get to Tepozteco, it's necessary to first climb up a mountain.
|view of Tepozteco from Alicia's house - yes, the pyramid is at the top!|
|close-up view of the pyramid|
Once we arrived at the top of the mountain, the 6 of us YAGMs who made the climb were greeted by Tepozteco lit up, oddly enough, by purple and blue lights.
|anyone else think this looks like a discoteca?|
|6 YAGMs on top of a mountain!|
|we had a little fun with the lights of Tepoztlan behind us|
|for reference again: that's where the pyramid was!|
|half of the new seed mural: it depicted the legend of Tepozteco|
|monks walking to the baptism of Tepozteco|
|the end of the reenactment, and the end of a long day!|