As the executive directors of the Roberts
Heritage Foundation, Della and Dale visited the historic
island of Mexcaltitan.
Mexcaltitan 400 AD Mexcaltitan 1600 AD
They visited the Museo "El Origin" and saw photographs
of the old maps of the island which was first called Azatlan.
They saw drawings and a stone sculpture which told the
story of how the Mexical people were shown, in a vision
to Huitzilopochtli, to find "an eagle holding a snake
in its beak." They apparently left the island and
walked for a long, long time and finally saw an eagle
with the snake over a lake. This became Tenochtitlan,
home of the Aztecs and later Mexico City.
Della & Dale in the museum.
On Mexicaltitlan Della and Dale found there was no cars,
the island itself was only about 350 metres by 450 meters,
so you could stand in the middle of the public plaza and
look straight across to the edge of the island in each
direction. The streets on the island formed a great mandala
as there is a big circular cobbled road around the edge
and a cross in the middle. Della sat in the plaza and
started a painting of the island. The children of Mexcaltitan
visited her as she painted . The water around seems polluted
and we hoped people would think of ways of using ecological
sense to keep such a gem intact.
Return to the Night Bubble.
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