Monday, February 23, 2009

Trip Pick of the Day

This ancient Ceiba tree also known as La Pochota was already in situ when the Spanish arrived in 1524 and established Chiapa de Corzo as their first city in what was to become the state of Chiapas.

It has since served as a symbol of indigenous solidarity and narrowly survived combustion on October 9, 1945 when it was intentionally set alight, destroying over a third of the branches.

1 comment:

scott said...

Fantastic photograph and a beautiful scene.

Ever see the ceibas at Quirigua? Amazing...