Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mexico City

Okay, so here are some more pictures from my trip to Mexico. These ones are all from Mexico City:

I was there about a month or so after the Mexican presidential elections. There was a dispute about the winner, and people were still protesting while I was there (which was great, until about 4:30 in the morning when they were still demonstrating...) Anyway, this was all set up in the Zocalo (or main plaza) in Mexico City.

This is the Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City. (This is actually the back of the C. M.) I couldn't get a picture of the front of the cathedral because it was on the Zocalo and there was--you guessed it--a giant demonstration going on.

The Casa de los Azulejos (The House of Tiles).

The Palacio de Bellas Artes.

The Templo Mayor. This was in the Zocalo as well. It was the "center of religious life" when Cortez stumbled (oozed? manipulated? slimed?) into Mexico City. It had been built over and it wasn't until 1978 that workers uncovered it. (In fact, the temple has a brick pipeline going straight through it. You'd a' thunk that someone might have noticed the presence of an ancient structure, but... guess not.) The museum attached to the Temple was really, really impressive.


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