Friday, February 15, 2008

Mexico City - Some Miscellaneous Pictures

The Templo Mayor - ruins of part of the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlán on which Mexico City was built - is not that impressive compared to other sites in Mexico, but what is impressive is the location right in the center of the city. You can see the Catedral Metropolitana in the background, and past that, the Zócalo.

Seeing Avenida Juárez without traffic is quite a sight. They close down all of the roads around the central Alameda park for part of the day every Sunday, and people go biking and roller blading.

The beautiful, quiet neighborhood of San Angel has an art fair every Saturday.

The Museo de Arte Popular has a great collection of modern Mexican folk art. The courtyard of the museum is full of colorful kites.

The exhibition of "Día de los Muertos" figures is particularly fun.

Mexico city is full of dogs, but very few cats. Maybe it is a machismo thing? I ran into an obedience school in the park one day while wandering around the neighborhood of La Condesa.

When not at school, the dogs are usually to be found on top of a roof somewhere. You know you are in Mexico when you spot "roof dogs".

Public transportation in Mexico City is fast and efficient, if often quite crowded. At only $.20US a ride, the Metro is a bargain.

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