Our jouney through Mexico started in the central highlands in Mexico-City, the biggest town in the world (officially about 25 million inhabitants, unofficially more than 30 millions), leaded us to the southeast passing the slightly active volcano Popocatepetl to Puebla with its wonderful houses in the center. By the way: in the suburbs of Puebla the mexican Volkswagen factory is situated, where the famous "Beetle" is still constructed; a car which is seen in Mexico everywhere.
Furhter on we drove through endless cactus- woods to Oaxaca in the southern part of Mexico, where we visited the enourmous temple of Monte Alban and the constructions of Mitla and its impressing walls with geometric, mosaic- like bricks.
After that the journey led us via one of the most famous roads on Earth, the "Panamericana", also called the "dreamroad of the world" to Taxco, a small town in the highland. A beautiful town which is lying on the slope of a mountain and hat gort famous and rich because of the mining and manufactoring of silver.
The end of the journey was a stay at Acapulco, a former small fisher´s village, until it was discovered by Hollywood- stars and one super villa arose besides the others. But still today you can´t evade the flair which comes from this town!

The cathedral slowly sinks down into the weak ground. Especially the right extension is meanwhile tilting hard to the right. They try by every means to prop up the building.

The conqueror Cortez demonstratively wanted to

The cathedral of Mexico City

A part of the main altar
build the cathedral exactly on the area of the aztec´s main temple. But he was wrong with the temples. So nowadays the ruins of the real main temple wich was discovered short time ago is seen besides the cathedral.
Ruines of the Aztec´s main temple

The aztecian calendar-stone (diameter .3,60m)
The huge pyramides of Teotihuacán in the north of Mexico City impresses by its 63m high Sun- pyramid and the 45m high moon- pyramid. When they were constructed(4.Cent.B.C. till 650 A.D.) neither draught animals nor the wheel were known! 2,5 millions of tons
Die Sonnenpyramide

Die Mondpyramide
stones and earth had to be carried by people alone for teh sun- pyramid!
At the other end of the area the masks of the rain- god Tláloc and the feathered snake at the Quetzalcoátl- temple are very interesting.

View on Teotihuacán from the moon-pyramid

Freskoes at Quetzalcoátl-temple
Puebla impresses with its wonderful buildings and its churches with its altars, overloaded with gold.
Unfortunately is´s lying in the midst of a volcano- chain and is extremely endangered of earthquakes.

The "Confectioner houses" of Puebla

Candelabrum catusses where ever you look
The Olmeces carried off the whole mountain- peak on an area of 200*300m to construct the temples of Monte Alban in the vicinity of Oaxaca.
Later on this great area of pyramids got the cult- center of the Zapotecs.

A small part of Monte Alban

The ball playground of Monte Alban
Taxco, the Silbercity, came to prosperity in 18.century when rich silver mines were discovered. Nowadays no more silver is mined, but hundreds of silversmithes are still living there.
The discoverer of a rich silvermine, José de la Borda, has been laughed at before because of his intention to

Blick über Taxco mit Kathedrale

Der goldene Altar der Kathedrale
find silver. When he then was the riches man in town he constructed the mighty cathedral "Santa Prisca" to thank god for this lucky chance.
A festival in Taxco in front of the cathedral

Geometrical mosaics at Mitla
Early in the fouties "the rich and the beautiful" of Hollywood discovered the fishers village Acapulco as an ideal holiday domicile. Since then the dream villas are growing out of the ground and the hotel towers. the bars and the super discos.
View at Acapulco

The Hard-Rock-Cafe at Acapulco
Acapulco is well known too for the Quebrada- high divers which climb the 42m high Quebrada rock barefoot and dressed only with bathing trousers. Then, after a prayer, they jump into the narrow creek.