I had to go to Mexico City for couple of days and while the schedule was absolutely jammed, I did manage to take some photographs. Next time I am going to try to go there with some time in hand so that I can pop out to the pyramids, I understand it takes a day out. Anyway, here’s the lot
There were an extraordinary number of police cars, I have to admit. And tons of them just going around with sirens blaring. Never seen so many police cars, with perhaps the exception of Washington DC.
Ok, horas, I can do that
The hotel where we were staying was on the crossroads where this Statue to the Angel of Independence was established.
There are four bronze sculptures at the corner symbolising Law, War, Justice and Peace. The Lion and child are supposed to represent strength and innocence of youth during War but docility during peace. I did not realise Lions were ever in Mexico. ANyway.
Inside this door, at the base of the monument, are many of the hero’s who have been interred here. This monument was made in 1910 and the outside stone structure has the names of many hero’s inscribed. You can actually climb up to the top, but I wasnt going to do that.
It was full of old wrinklies in traditional European clothes. Its quite obvious that the local inhabitants got a bit of a heaveho and it was the local grandees who kicked out the old grandees from Spain. Mexican history is a fascinating mish-mash and shows wonderful twists and turns.
But I am not that close to it to know the various grandees shown on this monument. Something for my to be read pile.
Uptown Mexico City
Strange outgrowth there on that building on the left. And you have the moon reflected on the glass pillars.
And the familiar car clamping in front of a restaurant called as Les Moustaches. How nice, lol.
The angel at night.
Then we went for dinner the second night at this club which was on top of the tallest skyscraper in Mexico city. Very nice and very squish. The club that is. The views werent bad either.
Peeking out of the hotel room window, one could see this view.
A glass fronted building and Another view of the buildings.
This was the nice sight of Mexico City in the centre, but check out these photographs of Mexico City from this site. I show one.