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Old April 19th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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A different way to see Mexico City | Mexico

Some shot to to see Mexico City in a different way


The Torre Latinoamericana (literally, "Latin-American Tower") is an skyscraper in downtown Mexico City, Mexico. Its central location, height (183 m or 597 ft; 45 stories) and history make it one of the city's most important landmarks. It is also widely recognized internationally as an engineering and architectural landmark since it was the world's first major skyscraper successfully built on highly active seismic land. The old skyscraper resisted the 1985 Mexico City earthquake without damages. Torre Latinoamericana was Mexico City's tallest building from 1956, when it was built, until the 1984 completion of the Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, which is 22m higher (although, if one subtracts the height of the TV antenna atop the Torre Latinoamericana, it was surpassed already in 1972 by the 207m high Hotel de México, which was subsequently remodelled and turned into the World Trade Center Mexico City).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_Latinoamericana



Ciudad de México by ruimc77, on Flickr
Mirador Torre Latino Americana (face oest / west side view / vista oeste)



Ciudad de México by ruimc77, on Flickr
Mirador Torre Latino Americana (face norte / north side view / vista norte)



Ciudad de México by ruimc77, on Flickr
Mirador Torre Latino Americana (face est / east side view / vista leste)


Desierto de los Leones (Desert of the Lions) National Park is located entirely within the limits of the Federal District, it stretches between Cuajimalpa and Álvaro Obregón boroughs. It is located in the Sierra de las Cruces mountain range west of the city center with an area of 1,867 hectares, representing fifteen percent of the entire Valley of Mexico. The area was used as a retreat for a religious group, thus the name Desierto (Desert) means not "arid place", but not populated. The "Leones" part of the name does not refer to the animals, but rather to the original landlord's lastname. The park's altitude varies between 2,600 and 3,700 meters above sea level, giving the area a relatively cold and damp climate. It is a forested area primarily with pines, oyamel firs and holm oaks with many brooks, ravines and waterfalls. The park is considered to be the oldest protected biosphere in Mexico. It was originally declared a forest reserve in 1876 by President Lerdo de Tejada with the intent of conserving its fresh water springs to supply Mexico City. It was later declared a national park on 27 November 1917, by President Venustiano Carranza.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiert..._National_Park



Desierto de los Leones by ruimc77, on Flickr
Ciudad de México, DF - Mexico



Desierto de los Leones by ruimc77, on Flickr
Ciudad de México, DF - Mexico


Xochimilco is one of the 16 delegaciones or boroughs within Mexican Federal District. The borough is centered on the formerly independent city of Xochimilco, which was established on what was the southern shore of Lake Xochimilco in the pre-Hispanic period. Today, the borough consists of the eighteen “barrios” or neighborhoods of this city along with fourteen “pueblos” or villages that surround it, covering an area of 125 km2 (48 sq mi). While the borough is somewhat in the geographic center of the Federal District, it is considered to be “south” and has an identity separate from the historic center of Mexico City. This is due to its historic separation from that city during most of its history. Xochimilco is best known for its canals, which are left from what was an extensive lake and canal system that connected most of the settlements of the Valley of Mexico. These canals, along with artificial islands called chinampas, attract tourists and other city residents to ride on colorful gondola-like boats called “trajineras” around the 170 km (110 mi) of canals. This canal and chinampa system, as a vestige of the area’s pre-Hispanic past, has made Xochimilco a World Heritage Site. However, severe environmental degradation of the canals and chinampas has brought that status into question.
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Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Trajineras de Xochimilco by ruimc77, on Flickr



Flores, Flowers by ruimc77, on Flickr
Primavera en México / Spring in Mexico



Flores, Flowers by ruimc77, on Flickr
Primavera en México / Spring in Mexico



Flores, Flowers by ruimc77, on Flickr
Primavera en México / Spring in Mexico
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Old April 19th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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IMO Aerial shots never do the DJ justice, it feels much more like a huge city when you're on the ground. Anyways, interesting pictures. Thanks.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #3
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Mexico City Panorama by ruimc77, on Flickr
Panorama de la Ciudad de México, DF - México. Merger work performed by Glenn Gaudet at https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13906658732/ - Nikon D5200 + Bower 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye prime lens.
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Old April 20th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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Great, very nice photos from Mexico city
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Nice pictures, both from the city and nature, do you have any photo of Torre Latinamerica itself?
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Old April 20th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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Nice pictures, both from the city and nature, do you have any photo of Torre Latinamerica itself?
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Old April 20th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #7
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your shots of the city from above with a fish eye lens are really awesome.
great shots too of those colorfully painted boats and the flowers as well.
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