Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Carpe Diem #1569 Mexico City ...

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode along the Pan American Highway were we have arrived at Mexico City the capital of Mexico. Mexico City goes a long way back into history ... to the Aztec culture. I found a small piece when the city was established.

The Ancient City of Mexico

The city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan was founded by the Mexica people in 1325. The old Mexica city that is now simply referred to as Tenochtitlan was built on an island in the center of the inland lake system of the Valley of Mexico, which it shared with a smaller city-state called Tlatelolco. According to legend, the Mexicas' principal god, Huitzilopochtli, indicated the site where they were to build their home by presenting a golden eagle perched on a prickly pear devouring a rattlesnake.

Dive into the wonderful history of Mexico City and create your Japanese poetry inspired on it.

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until December 26th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode later on. For now ... have fun!

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