From Mexico I came to California, I'm in LA now about to drive to Arizona … I don't tell facebook to announce my birthday but let's just say today is a day I'm not going gentle into that good night.As Dylan said: Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
the Spanish destroyed this Aztec temple in 1521, it was "discovered" in the 20th century and is now an archeological site. There's a strange and wonderful irony that todays Spanish-speaking inhabitants demolished parts of their own colonial city in order to excavate these ruins. Considering what was there before, the sparse remains are quite sad to walk through (e.g., stripped of gold, silver, and anything that would have been valuable to the Spanish)
at the Mina Santa Brigida — described as a ghost town, some of the structures date back nearly 500 years. It was surreal driving out here and wandering through ruins of a completely abandoned city. Even the nearby "modern" city of San Pedro de los Pozos has only 2,000 people (up from only 200 in the 1950s), but in the late 1800s there were over 70,000 people…