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Young Women
Men of Tecalpulco
Tecalpulco Zocalo
Tecalpulco Temple
Tecalpulco on a high hilltop
looking out
over an enormous vista
in all directions.

The blue tile dome
of the temple shines
under the radiant orb of Mexico.

Legends say they came centuries ago by underground cavern.
The rivalry with low-lying
Taxco El Viejo goes back in time.

Tales say that the Tecalpulcans
won the right to their hilltop
for having hung the bell
in Taxco El Viejo's temple
by the powers of heroic preColumbian magic.

Pre-colombian artisans
Machete vendor
at the fair
Annual Saint’s Day fair
Tecalpulco: Giraffe-like bonete trees dangle their pod fruit high above in silhouette against a cerulean sky.

Slab stone doorways, and doors of hewn wood, doors of hand wrought steel. Brick, cinder block and adobe houses with red tile roofs and earth hearths with women making tortillas
out of corn that was grown by the family, soaked in lime water overnight, and ground in the morning light of eternal village life.

Mortarless stone walls
eight and ten feet high;
line the streets
and fence the fields and yards.
Pre-colombian artisans
Little Girl in the Store
A mortarless Stone Wall
Underfoot: A stone paved street, going up to the Zocalo, on out past the football field, past the High School, and the Cemetary, the stone paving turns to a dirt highway out past Santiago Temixco: wild country! The Pepsi and Pan Bimbo trucks are armed. And on to the mango and mamuey groves and cool swift-flowing river of Paintla.

From the Zocalo at the center of Tecalpulco looking north, far away –
against the dark mountains one can see a crease of lights or white shadows: Taxco.

A part of the city is visible at a distance, way above.

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Pre-colombian artisans
Taxco in the distance viewed from Tecalpulco
Tecalpulco in the distance viewed from a corn field