Popocatépetl and Atlixco

On a clear day in Atlixco, there’s a great view of Mexico’s second highest peak, the stratovolcano Popocatépetl.  Popo, as the locals call it, is around 17,800 feet high and has been active since 2004.  I’ve been in this area multiple times over the last few years, but it isn’t always easy to get a photo.  Often the views are obstructed by haze.  Traveling during the rainy season, the atmosphere gets a good cleansing almost every day.

The photo below was taken early in the morning, and also features the ex-Convento de San Francisco, one of the local churches.

Popocatépetl from Atlixco.
Popocatépetl from Atlixco.

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