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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #21
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Some of those streets would be nice if they would keep vehicles out permanently and maybe add some street car instead. Possibly some outdoor cafes and street art sellers just to bring in more tourist.

Since it's close proximity to the Zocalo it surely is a win-win situation for the city. I can see major Dollars-Pesos or future Amero's rolling in.....!
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #22
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I like the street lamps they are all consistant and antique looking.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #23
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Great architecture, looks quite European indeed. One thing I noticed is that being overweight is even more of a problem in Mexico than in the U.S. ?

Also, I want to visit the city someday but I can't tolerate hot temperatures. Does it get cold in the winter?
It's never that hot in Mexico City. The average temperature is 17°C. In winters you get lowers of -1°C and in summers you get maximums of 25°C.

A typical fay in Mexico City (because of the altitude the temp is very stable al year long) begins with 6°C in the morning, 21°C by noon and 14°C by the evening.

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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #24
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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:53 PM   #25
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does look European... very spanish... though the pix went out bit grey didn't they?
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Old May 31st, 2008, 07:33 PM   #26
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I love the dowtown... I hope there'll be more pics... Yoryi?
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Old May 31st, 2008, 07:57 PM   #27
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Some of those streets would be nice if they would keep vehicles out permanently and maybe add some street car instead. Possibly some outdoor cafes and street art sellers just to bring in more tourist.

Since it's close proximity to the Zocalo it surely is a win-win situation for the city. I can see major Dollars-Pesos or future Amero's rolling in.....!
There is a project to recover several streets from the abandonment and improve the nice areas. There is an abandoned square to the south of the downtown (that is connected to the main square by an importan avenue) that is planned to be "rebuilt" to convert this area in the new nice part of the downtown because of the bicentennial celebrations... the goverment of the city convened an international contest for this project... In a few days we will now about the winner project (but I have to say that all the finalists projects are not really impresive projects).

It's supposed that the project must include a station for the new modern tram that will flow through the downtown streets and the regeneration with outdoors cafes and pedestrian for the ppl of the avenue that connects the "zocalo" with this square. It will be just like you say... And the mew tram will flow through other streets (these streets are like the pics of this thread), maybe with this new tram the cars will have less chance of flow here...
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:44 PM   #28
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that really could be Spain. Nicer looking than my perception of Mexico City actually
Trust me you have to live there to realise that it doesn't look as good close up. Dirty, almost no shops or variety whatsoever, and often smelly in parts. The city centre was one of the worst areas for me, and I love Mexico.

One day it could be great there.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:51 PM   #29
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every city has that, and if it doesn't, then that city isn't a real city...
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:06 PM   #30
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Trust me you have to live there to realise that it doesn't look as good close up. Dirty, almost no shops or variety whatsoever, and often smelly in parts. The city centre was one of the worst areas for me, and I love Mexico.

One day it could be great there.
I think you need to cisit it after the renewal... That's the magic of the developing countries. They are alway changing. A person who new Seoul 20 years ago wouldn't recognize it nowadays.

And no shops? What do you mean? No shops at downtown?!
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:07 PM   #31
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does look European... very spanish... though the pix went out bit grey didn't they?
Sure! It was a rainy and cloudy day... No sun.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:10 PM   #32
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #33
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Creo que con "no shops" se refiere a los ambulantes... If you mean "street sellers", you have to know that they are not there anymore... The goverment withdrew them away... and the streets now are better than months ago... now they're restoring buildings and streets affected because of the street sellers.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:32 PM   #34
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Beautiful architecture downtown.

It's a shame how the polution has darkened some of the old structures.


Great fotos Yoryi.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:40 PM   #35
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I love those old buildings. Can you imagine how many generations have lived within their walls. The historic core is beautiful. Is it true that the historic center is 9 square kilometers?
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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:49 PM   #36
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Yes it is. 9km2 of Unesco's World Heritage.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:21 PM   #37
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Yeaah, the architecture is an european hybrid, but you know you're not in Europe because of the darkness of buildings, too dark, aren't they? very dark cities in every aspect vs the europen, but nice, a good travel to do!
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Old May 31st, 2008, 11:28 PM   #38
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Very nice!

We see too little of that great city!
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Old June 1st, 2008, 04:58 AM   #39
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Great thread and great pics mate! I love my city!! Yeah as Zazo mentioned, buildings look darkened mostly because of pollution, but Mexico's City government has been trying to restore most of the buildings to its original state and that's great! when they finally finish Mexico's City Zocalo and its surrounding area will look brighter and cleaner.
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Great architecture, looks quite European indeed. One thing I noticed is that being overweight is even more of a problem in Mexico than in the U.S. ?

Also, I want to visit the city someday but I can't tolerate hot temperatures. Does it get cold in the winter?
Ya, overweight does seem to be a big problem in Mexico as a whole. One of the difference between Mexico's and the US' is that the US has recognized it and talks about it constantly (though, with little results from the population, it seems), while Mexico has not recognized it to the same degree. It's hard to say which one is worse off. However, good, home-made food is much more common in Mexico than microwave-haven US.

MC's climate is not characterized by high temperatures. It's much hotter in the southern states of the U.S.
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