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Old March 2nd, 2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Parque de Chapultepec | Mexico City, DF - Mexico

Some shots I did today, at the Chapultepec Park, in Mexico City. Have fun!!

Chapultepec, more commonly called the "Bosque de Chapultepec" (Chapultepec Forest) in Mexico City, is one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, measuring in total just over 686 hectares (1,695 acres). Centered on a rock formation called Chapultepec Hill, one of the park's main functions is to be an ecological space in the vast megalopolis. It is considered the first and most important of Mexico City's "lungs", with trees that replenish oxygen to the [Valley of Mexico]. The park area has been inhabited and held as special since the pre-Hispanic period, when it became a retreat for Aztec rulers. In the colonial period, the Chapultepec Castle would be built here, eventually becoming the official residence of Mexican heads of state. It would remain such until 1940, when it was moved to another part of the park called Los Pinos. Today, the park is divided into three sections, with the first section being the oldest and most visited. This section contains most of the park's attractions including its zoo, the Museum of Anthropology, the Rufino Tamayo Museum, and more. It receives an estimated 15 million visitors per year. This prompted the need for major rehabilitation efforts which began in 2005 and ended in 2010.





Parque de Chapultepec by ruimc77, on Flickr




Ardilla en Blanco y Negro by ruimc77, on Flickr




Zoo de Chapultepec by ruimc77, on Flickr



Barcos by ruimc77, on Flickr




Castillo de Chapultepec by ruimc77, on Flickr



La Águila y la Serpiente by ruimc77, on Flickr




Los Muertos by ruimc77, on Flickr




Paseo de la Reforma by ruimc77, on Flickr




Água by ruimc77, on Flickr




La Águila y la Serpiente by ruimc77, on Flickr
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Castillo de Chapultepec by ruimc77, on Flickr




La fusión de dos culturas, de Jorge Gonzáles Camarena [Castillo de Chapultepec] by ruimc77, on Flickr
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Great, very nice photos from the park of Chapultepec @ruifo
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Great pics, ruifo! Are you living in Mexico or just visiting?
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Although I've been several times in Mexico City, most of the Park remains unknown for me for I have only visited the Chapultepec Castle.

Your pictures are superb.
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Great pics, ruifo! Are you living in Mexico or just visiting?

I am actually in the process of moving to Mexico City.
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