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[*] posted on 7-5-2014 at 05:14 PM
Mexico City in July, 2014


Mexico City!

Just a couple shots from the Teotihuacan Pyramids today





A new addition to the house!






Weird to think of a type of dog going extinct when they breed so easily.





Don't you just LOVE the statue on the right? Dogs have always been our best friend ....








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[*] posted on 7-5-2014 at 09:04 PM


Wow ! the pyramids are nice and green... i was there at Christmas last year and the area was dry and dusty.... Thanks for posting the wonderful travel photos!
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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 06:57 AM


i went there alone as a stop over on the way to Pto Esondido, OAXACA back in 91. what an incredible place!



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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 09:44 AM


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Go to the floating gardens today if you can.




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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 10:49 AM


Love the pictures, thanks
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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 11:05 AM


No floating gardens this time, we loved them years ago when we went. Today I wanted to do something different and we went to the Basilica. It was incredible, I prefer the old one cause I love history and older buildings, but the new one is awe inspiring when it was filled with over a thousand people celebrating mass.

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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 11:25 AM


I mentioned the gardens because Sunday is THE day to go.



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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 11:30 AM


We did it on a Sunday and it is indeed THE place to go! Music! Food! Flowers! Romance!


A world of its own.





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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 02:57 PM


random shots around the city


the Sunday sweeper:









Check out the ingenious name of this restaurant which is 2 blocks down from our hotel:








This guy was belting out opera - what unexpected fun:










The older Basilica:

















Pope John Paul:














From the outside looking at the pathway in front:






THE NEW BASILICA:










Absolutely packed, standing room only, no kneeling ever (perhaps to create more space for walking?) and checkout the pipe organ in the back- very moving to listen to during a mass:






LOTS OF CONFESSIONALS:








This is Plaza Garibaldi where mariachi music is played at night:









The Mercado at Plaza Garibaldi is ready for the throngs who will come later:















Unfortunately this museum was closed, but I bet it is interesting:










Every Sunday, the roads around the Zocalo are closed off to cars and only free for pedestrians and bicycles:









This is one of our favorite stops - the Casa de Los Azulejos:









This was the first time we ate upstairs. It is gorgeous but very noisy and the whole restaurant was packed:














The story behind the beautiful chinaware:














the ceiling of the room we ate in:













Food that is extra spicy has this flag on it (came out fuzzy):








Emiliano Zapata ate here, back in the day!













Orozco Mural:













and the beautiful tilework going down the stairs:










construction pictures of the Basilica:


















Well, folks, the fun ends today. It has been a wonderful experience: San Miguel de Allende, Taxco and ending up right back here in the grand capital DF.




If you want to wade thru all the DF city pics, have at it:



http://s1318.photobucket.com/user/Bajablanca2/media/MEXICO%2...



[Edited on 7-6-2014 by BajaBlanca]

[Edited on 7-6-2014 by BajaBlanca]





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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 04:18 PM


Very very nice!! I didn't think I wanted to go to Mexico City but your pictures have changed my mind. Maybe next summer. Did you drive or fly?
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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 05:03 PM


We flew here from La Paz for only $300 two ways, two people!

We recommend the inexpensive ($450 for 2 with huge king size bed) Hotel San Diego. Very simple place, spotlessly clean, the towels and sheets are worn ( which makes them soft) and you can't beat the location - close to the Zocalo, close to subway.

Mexico City is phenomenal. The pyramids, the canals with the ancient floating islands and flower stalls, the churches and much much more.





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[*] posted on 7-6-2014 at 05:25 PM


Thanks for the pics Blanca, looks like Mexico City is on the list.
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[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 06:40 PM


Thanks again Blanca ... I enjoy our travel photos
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[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 07:48 PM


You are welcome everybody! I almost didnt do a report as I thought it would be boring for you all .... Guess I got that wrong. You can thank Les for urging me to do it.




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[*] posted on 7-7-2014 at 09:20 PM


Thank you for the wonderful photos. Was that the Basilica of our Lady of Guadalupe?

DF is such a magnificent city. The combination of indigenous and colonial history is amazing. And the modern art, culture and architecture is astounding.

Factoid: The Zocalo is the largest public square in the Americas. Only one is bigger: Red Square in Moscow.

Even the subway stations have ancient ruins on display, that were excavated during construction in the 60s.

And the entire city is sinking. It was originally a floating city built on a lake bed. As the groundwater is depleted the buildings sink. That's why the entrances to many buildings are below the level of the surrounding streets and sidewalks.

See: http://www.wisegeek.com/is-mexico-city-really-sinking.htm

It's an incredible region. Anyone who enjoys Mexican history needs to visit Mexico City.

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[*] posted on 7-8-2014 at 06:47 AM


What great tidbits....Mexico City just bursts with history. the sheer size of it is mind boggling. You could surely spends weeks just going to museums. The Museum of Anthropology was huge, we went last time.


The church was indeed the Basilica de Guadalupe.


We never thought we would enjoy DF as much as we did the first time we went, it is my third visit and Les's fourth.





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[*] posted on 7-8-2014 at 07:07 AM


Correct me if I am wrong but isn't DF weather somewhat oppressive during the summer? A friend suggested to travel there late fall or early winter.



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[*] posted on 7-8-2014 at 09:27 AM


I worked in "el DF" about a dozen years back. What I remember most about the summers there were smoggy days broken up once in awhile by rain. And when it rained, it POURED! Flooding was everywhere.

Great photos Blanca, thanks! Lots of places I remember and spent time at years ago...




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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 07:31 AM


I really don't know details about summer weather, but DF is really high and breathing a challenge.

It was beautiful when we were there. not too hot at all. la Paz was stifling when we got to the airport. Talk about rain ...





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[*] posted on 7-9-2014 at 10:33 AM


Wonderful series Blanca! Thank you.

One could spend months in Heffe and never see it all! One of the worlds great cities, so full of culture and history. All tribute goes to Mexico City since the time of the Aztecs. No telling what you will find around the next corner in this city. Want to eat traditional Mayan food, it's there, organic insect for lunch, it's there, some of the most sophisticated cuisine in the world. One can definitely get one's morning cappuccino in this great city.

Last time I was there I read the local paper, or read at it anyway, article was about a school project to pick up dog droppings.....estimated that there was some 40,000 pounds of it in the air in the time period measured. Everything is big in Mexico City!
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