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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Mexico City - Thrue the lens of my mobile cam

Hello there...

In this thread I have been thinking of collecting some of the fotos from My Mexico city trips. Fotos from the city itself but also some pics outside the city in the near surroundings. I have been in Mexico city several times and its one of my favorite cities.

Like all big cities there are positive and negative things. I will do my best to show Mexico city here in the best possible way. All of the pictures are taken by myself with my Sony Ericsson mobilphone. So dont expect ultra high quality pictures.

I will start with pictures in the historic center of the city and then slowly circle around further out.

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First up is Zocalo square. Located on top of what used to be the ancient city of Tenochtitlan.
At the moment on this picture there was alot of christmas festivities going on.




And on this foto from last year you can see the zocalo square with thousands of people standing in line to enter what I believe was a temporary museum.




The square and cathedral.




Parts of the cathedral. Beautiful on the inside and outside.




One more with the cathedral.




The national palace next to the Zocalo square is huge. This is the south fasade of the palace complex.




Inside the national palace




The historic center is a very colorful and lively place.




On car free days, people takes over the streets.




The historic center is also a place to find statues like this.




Like mentioned earlier. The historic center of Mexico city is built on top of what used to be Tenochtitlan. Some remains are still here. Like the ruins of Templo mayor.




Here its possible to see architecture from to compleate different eras and two different civilizations.




I recommend the Templo Mayor museum that is located right next to the ruins. There you can see objects archeologists have found at the Templo Mayor. Also a big model of what the city once looked like.




Lovely architecture is to be find everywhere in this part of the city.






That´s it for now. More is coming very soon.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Mexico City seems to be a very interesting city. Please keep posting pics.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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thanks for showing off the capital city of my country.

Please keep posting pics

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Old January 11th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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Next up is the area of the city west of the historic center. From the concert hall of Belles Artes and the classic skyscraper from 1956 Torre Latino Americana, all along the main avenue Paseo De La Reforma and the skyscraper beauty, Torre Mayor.

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Belles Artes concert hall. Such a beauty.




Belles artes and the Alameda park. To the very right in this pic its possible to see the beginning of Paseo de la reforma.




And look what we have here. Handsome men called Marriachis. Musicians of traditional mexican music.




Torre Latino Americana. Many buildings in this area was badly damaged or even destroid during the big 1985 earthquake. Fortunately both Torre Latina Americana and Belles artes was undamaged.




Close up of the belles artes




Me testing the panorama function on my cam.




We are getting closer to the avenue Paseo de la reforma. Here its possible to see new and old arcitecture side by side.






This area of Mexico city is vibrant and modern.




Constructions going on here constantly. This will be the new Senate.




This last christmas there was a christmas tree built in the middle of the Reforma avenue. Its supposed to be the tallest christmas tree in the world with a total of 112m hight. During the day it looks kind of dull but during the night it shines beautiful. The people gather around this christmas tree after dark arrives in what could be called a christmas festival. Happy faces are to be seen everywhere.




Here is a closer look of the magestic christmas tree.




And in daylight infront of the Magenta residental tower that is under construction.




Old and new, side by side.




Panorama with the monument Angel de la indepencia. Here the top is missing. The part with the angel herself.




Here the angel can be seen aswell.




Right next to the Reforma avenue can we find the monument of the revolution.




Reforma in sunset.




This is the beginning of the big park Bosque de Chapultepec with Torre Mayor in the background. More from this beautiful park will you see on the next post from me.


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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #5
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This is the park Bosque de Chapultupec. The "central park" of Mexico city. Here you can find monuments, a castle, a zoo, museums and much more. This is the place where citizens of Mexico city visit when they need to stressed down a bit.




The Chapultepec castle is the only castle built for a king in America. Its location gives a great view of the city.




Here its possible to get a more than 180° panoramic view over the city.








The inside is beautiful aswell.










Western part of Bosque de Chapultepec with the Polanco skyline.




Monument in the park.





Next up will be some pics from the areas of Polanco and Condesa.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #6
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Actually in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Plaza of the Three Cultures) you can enjoy three eras of architecture, The Aztec, The Spanish and contemporary.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #7
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Actually in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Plaza of the Three Cultures) you can enjoy three eras of architecture
Is that Tlatelolco you are talking about?

I will upload some pic from there later.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #8
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Yes, and la Plaza de Las Tres Cultures is there too.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #9
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thanks Hasse78! great pics.

another pics from my cellphone





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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:39 AM   #10
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Hasse78, is Chapultepec Castle really a castle? Many grandiose structures like Chapultepec Castle are called castles but are not castles in reality or for the most part. Most of what I'm reading in Wikipedia in Spanish, English and French seems to suggest that something like Chapultepec Castle is a palace (in the English-language definition). Castles are from Medieval times. Many structures built after the Medieval Ages and bearing the name castle like Chapultepec Castle are palaces or grand country houses. Also, it looks like Chapultepec Castle was built for a viceroy, not a king, Kings never lived in the colonies that their crown controlled. It was however used by an emperor later on during French control of Mexico (Maximilien I, formerly an archduke in Austria) for a short period of time but it wasn't built for him originally.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:10 AM   #11
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Thanks Mecanico. Some great pics there. But please no more pics other than my own ones, untill after I have posted all of mine. A thread called "Mexico city pictures thrue the lens of Mecanico´s mobile cam" is maybe a good idea?

I will post Condesa and Polanco tomorrow. With more location following after.


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Hasse78, is Chapultepec Castle really a castle? Many grandiose structures like Chapultepec Castle are called castles but are not castles in reality or for the most part. Most of what I'm reading in Wikipedia in Spanish, English and French seems to suggest that something like Chapultepec Castle is a palace (in the English-language definition). Castles are from Medieval times. Many structures built after the Medieval Ages and bearing the name castle like Chapultepec Castle are palaces or grand country houses. Also, it looks like Chapultepec Castle was built for a viceroy, not a king, Kings never lived in the colonies that their crown controlled. It was however used by an emperor later on during French control of Mexico (Maximilien I, formerly an archduke in Austria) for a short period of time but it wasn't built for him originally.

Its called castillo de Chapultepec. Castillo = Castle. Maybe palace is a better name for Chapultepec. In swedish we mostly use the same word for both palaces and castles.

About the history of the place... I just wrote what I knew I have read online before. Beeing the only "castle" in america built for a king.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #12
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Great pics! It seems you barely missed my building, I live right behind the New Senate
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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:18 AM   #13
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Great pics! It seems you barely missed my building, I live right behind the New Senate
And may I guess.... at calle Madrid?

I lived at the Corrinto Hotel very near to the senate.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:15 AM   #14
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Awesome!, more please...
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:58 AM   #15
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Lets go on with Polanco. Its located north of the big Chapultepec park. Here lots of midrise and highrise projects are taking place at the moment. Lots are planned aswell.






This buildings is what I believe a mall. Let me know if I am wrong.




Plaza Carso and the museum Soumaya under construction




I believe that these two highrises are called Parques Polanco and they are just topped out.




Torre Pemex. Once always such a alone skyscraper. Now there will be more higher buildings nearby. Some locals at the forum might tell how the shoes got up there. I have seen it on several occations.

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Nice I like it. Please keep posting
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:51 PM   #17
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Next up is the Condesa area. Probably my favorite area of Mexico city. Several small parks, great old architecture, nice restarants and bars can be found here.


Colourful neighbourhoods




Relaxing parks






Small oasis within the big city




There something special and exotic with palmtrees for scandinavians like
me.




Its never long distance to a beautiful colouful building in the Condesa area.



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Great, very nice photos from Mexico city
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One more from Condesa area that I missed earlier.

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Just north of the historic center is Tlatelolco. Historic remains like the ones at Templo Mayor can be found here aswell.








With a view south its possible to see Torre Latino Americana in a distance.




And looking west its not far to this building. I believe its actually unused today.

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