This post is kind of a catch-all showcasing some incredibly ornate churches, delicious food, and how we have been spending our free time away from skeletal analysis while in Mexico.
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The above picture is of a shutdown sanitarium next to the pyramid of Cholula. It was decommissioned very recently to be turned into more of a tourist attraction – like a mall – and is currently undergoing renovations. The scary thing is: when this got shut down, the residents of the sanitarium were simply released into the general population!
The Cathedral of the Angels (or just Puebla Cathedral) got its name from the following story: bells were being cast for the Cathedral, but once they were finished it was realized that they were too heavy to move. People had no idea what to do or how to get them into the tower. Then, allegedly, they woke up one day and all the bells were in the towers, allegedly put there by the angels. The fence around the Cathedral has many angels atop it for this reason. There were no photos allowed of this cathedral, but I didn’t see the sign until I had taken a couple photos..
Also, fun fact: the difference between a cathedral and a church is the number of towers. A cathedral has two while a church has one (or none).
That’s all for now. We are heading to Teotihuacan early tomorrow morning!
P.S. Here is a long overdue picture of my dog.