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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #4801
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Old January 11th, 2013, 01:16 AM   #4802
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Old January 12th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #4804
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Old January 12th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #4805
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Old January 13th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #4806
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:02 AM   #4807
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Old January 14th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #4808
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Tlalpan

Stage of important events in the history of México, Tlalpan, formerly known as San Agustín de las Cuevas, treasures atmospheres and spaces which are a pleasant escape of the everyday life of the city without even leaving it.

Tlalpan is located to the south of Mexico City among the mountainous landscape of the Ajusco and the areas Pedregal de San Angel and University City.

Tlalpan, which in the náhuatl dialect means “on the earth”, has its most ancient origins centuries before the Christian era, between the years 900 and 600 b.C. with the population of Cuicuilco, of which still today we can appreciate a pyramid, unique in Mesoamérica because of its coned shape, which’s architectural meaning referred to one of the volcanoes of the area. Said prehispanic village was destroyed by a volcanic eruption that covered the whole area with lava, creating the rocky areas in the south of the Valley of Mexico.

During the viceroyship, in a similar way to other nearby populations like San Angel, Tlalpan was a modest agricultural village characterized by its orchards and thick vegetation, which nevertheless was a site of field trips and picnics for the inhabitants of the capital of the New Spain. Properties like the “Casa Chata” (flat house), an interesting 18th Century building which takes its name from the aspect it has of being flat at the corner because it has a third façade, still remain until today. From these times there is also the Temple of San Agustin, an austere parish in front of the main plaza, which possesses simple gardens and a cozy patio shaded by fruit trees.

Afterwards, in the years of Mexico’s Independence, the area received political importance by becoming for a short period of time the capital of the then newly-created state of México. During the six years as the capital, Tlalpan had an extensive development in infrastructure with the opening of the Casa de Moneda (Treasury) and a printing house, where the Cuban writer Jose María Heredia published some of his poems during his stay in Mexico. Later on, in the times when Porfirio Díaz was president, several factories started to be established in the surroundings, the Loreto y Peña Pobre paper factory was one of the most well-known, and after having disappeared, has turned into a beautiful ecological park with environmental education activities and attractions for the whole family. In the years of the Revolution, Tlalpan was a forced way of the “Zapatista” troops which came from the nearby state of Morelos, being precisely the place in which the historical meeting between the Generals Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Villa took place; it was a fundamental event in the struggle.

After the Revolution, Tlalpan became absorbed by the urban expansion of Mexico City in the middle of the 20th Century, which turned the ancient village of San Agustín de las Cuevas into an oasis in which you can enjoy a stroll down the streets, its cultural centers or a nice cup of coffee. The Convent of las Capuchinas deserves to be mentioned, as its chapel, designed by the famous architect Luis Barragán and the artist Mathías Goeritz, is recognized as one of the most beautiful architectural spaces in the world.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:26 AM   #4809
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Few places hold within so much meaning for Mexican culture like the Zocalo of Mexico City, a monumental public space surrounded by some of the most emblematic urban landmarks in the city, which together constitute one of the largest and most important public plazas in the world.

The Zocalo’s background dates back to pre-Hispanic times; since then, in the place occupied by this plaza today, there existed an open space which was part of the ceremonial center of the Aztec empire’s capital, Tenochtitlán.

When the Spaniards arrived, they respected part of the layout that the ancient capital had and widened this public space initiating the construction of the Viceroy’s Palace (now the National Palace) on what had been the Palace of Moctezuma Xocoyotzin to the east of this plaza, while in the north sector they established the Metropolitan Cathedral where part of the Templo Mayor had been. In the west sector, several commercial locals were established which later originated the so-called “Merchants Portal” and finally, on the southern sector of the plaza the City Council of Mexico City was built.

The Zocalo has suffered many changes throughout its history, as the buildings around it have been demolished or remodeled several times, the plaza has had green areas, monuments, fountains and even a market, “El Parián”, that during the Viceroyship functioned in the southeast corner of the plaza and where it was possible to find fabric, silverware and clothes, among other merchandise from China’s Nao, a fleet of galleons which sailed from Acapulco to the East to bring all kinds of exotic objects to supply the Hispanic and European market.

Apart from being the seat of the political, economical and religious powers in Mexico, as well as a space where the indigenous and viceroyal past come together with more than 4 centuries of history, it’s also a rallying point in which the people of Mexico come together to celebrate parties or participate in manifestations. It’s the place in which Mexicans take part in history; in pre-Hispanic times with the rites and religious Aztec ceremonies; in the Viceroyship with the proclamations of Kings and Viceroys and in the time of Independence with the celebrations of Independence Day, the welcoming of governors, protests or cultural events. Mexico City’s Zocalo is the heart of a culture and every beat a day in its history.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #4810
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #4811
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #4812
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Old January 18th, 2013, 01:58 AM   #4813
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As I step in to your other collection, I really love your Distrito Federal photos, especially the Floating Gardens, a lot! It makes me want to walk around Mexico City and see what the district has to offer... And I especially love the boats that bring visitors around the gardens. How often do you go to Mexico? With your quality of photos, as well as quantity, it makes me think you head there every year... Well done!
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Old January 18th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #4814
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In my line of work I used to travel a lot through the Western United States, and México. Since I retired from working I travel not for business, but for pleasure about three times a year in the USA and México.
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That's very interesting indeed. I wonder what your most favorite place in Mexico is, and why. Perhaps you can share such photos too of your most favorite attractions.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:49 AM   #4816
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By the way when I traveled during my working days, I did mix business with pleasure. It is hard for me to pick an special place I enjoyed the most, I enjoyed every place I visited, they all had something in particular that I liked.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #4817
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Oh really? So for example, in Mexico City, which attraction do you like visiting the most, and what makes it a special place for you to visit?
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #4818
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Once again it is very hard if not impossible to pick a favorite place you like the most, in this one of the most populated cities of the planet there is something for everyone.

The National Museum of Anthropology, Xochimilco, the city of Tlalpan, Cuicuilco, Pedregal de San Angel, Polanco, Coyoacán, The pyramids, the Aztec Ruins that you can find anywhere in the Metropolis, I can go on and and not finish mentioning them.
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That's a LOT of wonderful places! You surely do love Mexico City! Keep posting those wonderful images, my friend... I'll keep coming back for even more!

And by the way, your church pics and Tlalpan images look pretty amazing, I might want to earn money soon and fly to Mexico City to see them myself! Great work!
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:10 AM   #4820
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It is not that I love México City that much, I am just stating all the things there are to see in the city with more than 22 million people.

I can say the same of the city-port of San Francisco, there is so much to see that you can not see in a week.
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