For years, I’ve gazed at the bell towers of Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo in Teotitlán del Valle and wanted to go up there. I mused that the views must be spectacular.
I struck it rich a couple of weeks ago when visiting gal pals and I were wandering around the church and were asked if (for a small donation) we wanted to go up to the top. We didn’t have to be asked twice.
It was well worth the climb up the narrow, winding, and steep stone staircase.
There I was, up close and personal with features I’d never before noticed.
Overcoming a moderate case of acrophobia, I even ventured out between the towers and the dome.
Despite a dry season haze that hung over the valley, the views in every direction were spectacular.
A bird’s-eye view!
It was great fun trying to pick out the homes of friends.
The icing on the cake: The bell-ringer emerged, grabbed a couple of ropes, and the bells began to chime.
It was really loud (bordering on deafening) and lasted a long time!!! But, we wouldn’t have traded the experience for anything.