Santa Cecilia Acatitlan and San Bartolo Tenayuca archaeologic micro-sites

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On August 22, 2009, Pooka and Moni offered a visit to the archaeological mini-sites in Tlalnepantla, the municipality they live in in Estado de México, Northern part of Mexico City. More people were originally invited, but in the end, only Caro, Vicm3 and myself were able to attend. We had a very nice day, visiting Santa Cecilia Acatitlan and San Bartolo Tenayuca, two very similar sites with Chichimeca constructions and colonial churches. Tlalnepantla is a very strange municipality nowadays. Pooka explained us of its vast regional influence, until it gave way to Texcoco —and later Mexico-Tenochtitlan— as the dominant power. Tlalnepantla lost notoriety — So much that its current (and last) prehispanic name means the place in between — between two more important places. Anyway, being us three complete geeks (plus Moni, who blends quite well between us) with lots of social, politic coincidences, we also had a great talk — Víctor summarized it: Wikipedia, FaceBook and their clones, license and licenceable material understanding, the hopefully upcoming Central-American mini-DebConf, different CMSs. And many things that escape any relationship. Pooka and Moni treated us with the traditionally great Mexican vegetarian food — Nopales, quelites, setas, elotes. Yum! After lunch, we had a bottle of Debian wine and torta del Casar de Cáceres. Very nice and worthy visit. And the photos, of course, are here.

Debian wine and Torta del Casar de Cáceres

Submitted by gwolf on Fri, 08/28/2009 - 12:15
Debian wine and Torta del Casar de Cáceres

Enjoying the great finish for a great meal at Pooka+Moni's house

San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

The Fantastic Four — Víctor, Caro, Pooka, Moni

San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Looks quite similar from the outside, but from inside, it was clearly more important than Santa Cecilia

San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Activities for the San Bartolomé Apóstol patronal festivities. Note the Mexican spelling of the Plaza Huichita

San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

San Bartolo. Between Santa Cecilia's music and San Bartolo's knife... I'd stay with the music.

San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Our hosts for this tour: Pooka and Moni!

San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca church, Tlalnepantla

Main church altar — Way more ellaborate than the one at Santa Cecilia

San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Lots of cooking pots for just one pig capitalist counting his money!

Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Oh, so that is the explanation. A little bit of Wichita in Tlalnepantla.

San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Pottery for sale at the San Bartolo Tenayuca festival

Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Is this an apache? Or a sunflower?

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

One of the best displays of the Fuego Nuevo ritual, where every 52 years everything was rebuilt, reborn — even pyramids

Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
Apache in Plaza Wichita, San Bartolo Tenayuca, Tlalnepantla

Apaches were… Not the kind of indians that built pyramids, they held a very different culture… Still, nice sculpture

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Submitted by gwolf on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 13:46
San Bartolo Tenayuca pyramid, Tlalnepantla

Great pyramid, surrounded by snakes all over, overlooking a small-townish plaza… Amazingly only one block away from Periférico

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