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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #4821
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I understand what you're saying now. I mean, I can list the things I love about the Bay Area, but it takes a long time to list them. What I would really love to see in Mexico City: the Cathedral of the Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Zocalo, as well as the city's Metro network.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #4822
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The three things you mention are all in the same area of downtown México City. As a matter of fact I have been to San Francisco many times, in my visit the United States I uploaded many pictures of the bay city. I even went to some baseball games in the old Candlestick Baseball Park, and the building where Rodeos used to be held.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #4823
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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #4824
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It was way back in 2000 but I went to Mexico City for a week on vacation and it was an extremely interesting place to visit and was nothing like what I expected. We almost wound up cancelling a few weeks out because of reading issues with crime and kidnappings but decided to go anyway and am glad we did. It was amazing to be in such a bustling city (one of the things I really liked about it) but have so much history in tact. We took the subway most places (it was 15 cents for a ticket!) and didn't have any problems with anything. A lot around the Zocalo has an almost European feel, but each area seemed to be very different from the last one. It looks like it has grown "up" a lot in the last decade and I would be interested to go back.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:53 AM   #4825
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Your Tlalpan pics look really wonderful, especially with the lady wearing very colorful clothing! I also love the Metro pic myself (given that I love public transit), and your night shot looks pretty fantastic! It makes me want to visit the place when I travel to Mexico City...
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Old January 19th, 2013, 12:05 PM   #4826
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Old January 20th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #4827
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Old January 20th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #4828
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Dang, I didn't know there is an actual castle in Mexico City! Looks really wonderful and grand, though, as expected for a place for royalty. I especially love the outdoor gardens and the statues and statuettes around the massive structure. It made me think: was that built during the Spanish era, or was it during the conquest of Napoleon that it was built? It seems like my thoughts about castles being only associated with Europe has been broken with Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City...
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Chapultepec Castle History

From its location at the top of Chapultepec Hill, Chapultepec Castle is the eternal witness of Mexico’s history; as it has watched armies, presidents and emperors, who have left a permanent mark on the nation, walk among its walls and gardens.

Chapultepec has always been a crucial place for Mexican history; since pre-Columbian times some sanctuaries existed there and it was a place of rest for the Aztec emperors. This place was thought to have magical importance by the Aztec people, as they considered there were two entrances to the underworld: one in the city of Mitla in Oaxaca, and the other in a cavern in Chapultepec Hill, which today is a bit hidden but it’s still visible on the southern side of the hill. Also, the springs of the area supplied the populous city with water during this time, and later, in times of the Viceroyship.

At the end of the 18th Century, in 1780 to be exact, the Viceroy Matías Gálvez started the construction of a residence at the top of Chapultepec Hill that would later become a Military School. During the American invasion of 1847, it was one of the last bastions that resisted in Mexico City. Later, in the 1860’s, the emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg arranged this site as his residence because he was captivated by the beautiful views of the Valley of Mexico that could be appreciated from that place; he beautified the castle by adding gardens and sophisticated interior decoration and communicated Chapultepec Castle with the Historical Centre by creating a Parisian style boulevard, which is now the renowned Reforma Avenue With the passing years the Castle became the home of all of Mexico’s presidents until, in 1940, Lázaro Cárdenas donated it to the nation so it could become the National History Museum.

Apart from having priceless historical objects, this magnificent building also allows us to learn how presidents and emperors used to live, as well as granting us a beautiful view, considered by many the best in the whole city
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:26 AM   #4830
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:34 AM   #4831
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Splendid history indeed. And wow, is that another lake or waterway I see next to the castle? Those boats really remind me of the boats I see in the Philippines... Not only used for tourist excursions, but also for fishing. I never knew that Mexico City has a lot of greener pastures than just the smog-choked city I see on television. Definitely a place worth checking out and visiting for me. Great images again!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:38 AM   #4832
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That is a lake, it is called Chapultepec Lake. The castle and the lake as well as the greenhouse, zoo, and National Museum of Anthropology are located in the Chapultepec Forest. You be surprised what you see in México City, you find relics and buildings of three cultures, Aztec, Colonial and Modern.
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Ah ok. That would be something I'll look forward seeing when I visit Mexico City in the future. Question: is a side trip to Puebla or Guadalajara possible as a day trip, or are those better off as like separate stays?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:23 AM   #4834
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No, for Puebla you need 2 to 3 days, Guadalajara you need at least 4 days. All depends whether you fly or drive.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #4840
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Fantastic skyscraper shots, especially the night shot and the statues and statuettes along Avenida de la Reforma. What I'm more impressed is the Cathedral: it is humongous that no doubt that it is the focal point of the Guadalupe festivities every 12 December. I truly love both it's exquisite interior as much as its grand exterior... It makes me think that it has two churches in one! I especially am astounded with the "cactus"-designed building (with multiple circles) right after your park pic... What buildings are those? And it seems like helipads are a popular attraction with many of Mexico City's tall skyscrapers.

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