History…..

…we decided to take a day off and check out some Mexican history….

This is Paquime……

…just watch out for the critters….

Paquimé, Casas Grandes, which reached its apogee in the 14th and 15th centuries,

played a key role in trade and cultural contacts between the Pueblo culture

of the south-western United States and northern Mexico

 and the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica.

The extensive remains, only part of which have been excavated,

are clear evidence of the vitality of a culture which was perfectly

 adapted to its physical and economic environment,

but which suddenly vanished at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

We found the words “suddenly vanished” quite interesting….

According to the locals they were all murdered!

 

…we found Professor Julian’s pottery shop…

Professor Julian is a math and science teacher who makes pottery

as a hobby…”it keeps me sane!”

 

…then he takes a black stone and rubs it on the baby oil….

this makes a beautiful black coloured pot….

…he uses real hair for his paint brushes…

…a finished pot….

…just some quaint houses…

…on way home we stopped by a cotton field….

…Jacob and Sylvia…our special friends…

thank you for spending the day with us….

“A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart,

chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,

keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.”
– Arabian Proverb

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~ by LUVSENT on September 1, 2011.

One Response to “History…..”

  1. Amazing pictures! But that spider is so gross!

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