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There are many magical places in Mexico: where time is frozen. Native inhabitants live in the same way as one hundred years ago--connected to the land and to daily existence. Architecture transports renaissance Spain to the New World--mixing old world forms with new world spaces. The poetry of these places peaks to all of us, transcends a world insulated by technology and progress, and touches a common spirit.

Many of these images come from the Festival of San Miguel, held at the end of each September in Tzinacapan, to the north of Puebla in Mexico. Nauha Indians perform pre-Columbian folk dances in honor of San Miguel, their Patron Saint. These dances were integrated by the Church into a new religious custom as "popular" fold dances.