Tula

2019. Acrylic on Canvas Board , 50cm X 50cm
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Original Acrylic$750.00

Artist’s Note

My wife and I visited Tula with Juan Carlos. Its about a three hour drive from San Miguel. The city was built by the Toltecs, the most prominent building left is the Pyramid. Agustin Suarez Cortez was our guide. On the way to the pyramid, he stopped to show us Tunas which are a deep red fruit of a cactus. He broke one off and pealed it before offering it to us. We had Tuna before and know it to be very tasty and sweet. We reintroduced ourselves to it. Then we proceeded to the grounds of Tula. We climbed the pyramid which was a bit scary because of the steepness and no railings, of course. When we reached the top we were rewarded with a spectacular view of the city including Palacio de Quetzalcoatl, the Palacio Quemado, the two Pelotas, Pyramid C and two Edificios, 3 and K. Also, on the platform are several beautifully carved and adorned columns, which were the supports for an elaborate roof, long since destroyed.

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  The columns on the platform which used to support an elaborate roof structure

Organ Pipe cactus