Mexican AntiquitiesTuesday, June 06, 2006
I was astounded to hear on CBC Radio yesterday that a project is underway to save Venice. It seems that the only way to save the sinking city is for a private company to buy it and convert it into a theme park. I would guess that with Las Vegas under their belt, Americans would be first in line to buy the city. I wonder if Mexico could do a better job. On a recent trip to Can Cun I was exploring the grounds of the boutique hotel Villas Tecul when I ran smack into the ruins of a pyramid. How could a hotel contain such ruins? I asked the hotel manager, Marissa Setien who promptly introduced me to the pyramid's creator here seen siting proudly. Luckily I was not driving (I was in a taxi, if not I might have smashed my car) when I saw the smaller scale replica of a Mayan pyramid (with Toltec influence). It was so perfect in the mottled lighting I could have been in the jungles of Yucatán.