Previously on Mexico Time Patrol. Late 70’s. I was doing an MBA at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide). I’d managed to get accepted in a summer Mayan anthropology course in Yucatán. An incredible month of discovering Mexico, the Maya culture with the entire anthropology department. Above: Uxmal. I think it is the quadrangle of the nuns. Dr Baklanoff would give me a D. 😦
Double-headed Jaguar, sans Pauline. It was used for human sacrifice. Uxmal. 1978.
Pyramid at Uxmal. See how the pyramid is really made of rubble. Earth. Stones. Poured by the bucketload. Then , when the height is deemed sufficient, stairs and walls are built on all four sides. The stairs lead to small temples or sacrifice areas on top. To be closer to the gods.
“Civilization”. A mural at the Museum of Anthropology, Mexico city. 1978. After the course was over, I flew to Mexico city for a few days. The Museum is unique. If you ever come by, plan an entire day in the Museum.
Traditional costume, Museum of Anthropogy. 1978. Huichol maybe? Dr B. is gonna fail me…
“Come on, Man. You know the price is right.” (My buddy Victor)
“Well, I don’t know…” (Yucatán, 1978)
Common transportation system, Mérida, Yucatán. Year 31 B.U. (Before Uber)
“Business is slow.” Yucatán 1978.
Studio (calle) 54. Mérida. 1978.
“Vous qui passez sans me voir…” Elégante in the streets of Mérida, wearing the traditional huipil.
Market day at Tenochtitlán (today’s Mexico city), early 1500’s. Museum of Anthropology.
Comalá. A scene from Pedro Páramo, late fifties. (Juan Rulfo Exhibit, Tlalpan)
Mexico city. 2017.
Captain and crew thank you for flying Equinoxio’s Time-Space shuttle and wish y’all an excellent week. (Roll Tide!)