Thursday, July 10, 2008

Military parade in el Zócalo

The Zócalo, Mexico's main square, was crowded with thousands of young military cadets this evening for the flag lowering ceremony. They were there for a drill competition. The Mexican National Guard troops that performs the nightly flag lowering ceremony are young looking; these cadets are even younger looking. Some looked like they were 12.

The Pyramids of Teotihuacan

Today we were tourists.The Pyramid of the Sun

Pyramid of the Moon

El Sol with temples in the foreground

The main path through the ancient city

The group of New Mexico pilgrims and their tour guide Pepe

Hola Mexico!

Mexican soliders raise the flag in the Zocalo, Mexico's main square and national gathering place.