Fall 2002--Views from our Windows

One of the great pleasures of our time in Mexico was the views of churches and mountains from our third-floor apartment.  

To the South  
The view out Andrew and Zoe's large picture window (which we could lay in bed and enjoy) was of the Capilla Real (built 1540) and, in the background, el Cerrito de los Remedios.
The "Cerrito" is actually the largest pyramid in the world, by volume. But, apart from some parts of the base that have been excavated, it is mostly covered with plants and trees. The Spanish built a small church on top of it. 
To the West
Out Soren's bedroom window was a view of the Parroquia de San Pedro, and the great volcanos Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.
While we were in Cholula, Popocatépetl rumbled a few times, nothing too serious, though some ash did reach us on a couple of occasions. Iztaccíhuatl is to the right of the smoking Popocatépetl in the picture to the lower left. 
To the North
Going out our front door, we saw another volcano, known as La Malinche.



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