Part of a photo series I shot at Tultitlan, in northwestern Mexico City metro area.
The municipality of Tultitlan celebrates each year the St. Anthony festivities, as the town’s streets are filled with mechanical games, food vendors, crafts to sell, improvised eating places, and late-night bars. Founded in ancient times by Tezozomoc, Huey Tlatoani (high ruler) of the Azcapotzalco altepetl (nation), as part of one of his plans to take over the neighboring Cuautitlan nation.
Once a Tepanec military post, Tultitlan now thrives with factories of blue-chip companies.
For many centuries it was a town separated from all other cities situated in the Cuautitlan Valley. But that changed, and nowadays Tultilan became engulfed inside the gargantuan-size city into which Mexico City’s urban sprawl has become. It is almost between one and a half to two driving-hours the distance between Tultitlan and Mexico City’s downtown (the Aztec Mexica capital of old). Now, they are within the same urban metro area, just as with many ancient indigenous capitals of old.