Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nov 2012: Walk to the Bosque de Chapultepec

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I finished work a bit early so headed out to the east this time.

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Just outside the hotel is this lovely little sculpture. Beautiful.

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Mexico has this bike scheme as well, looks like pretty much every city is having these, good for you.

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I reach the Angel

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I just realised, I have never been able to photograph the Angel during the day, lol

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more heroic figures

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The pillar is carved, but that face looks a bit confused, is that a jaguar?

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the walkway at the top.

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the wings need to be bigger..that’s too short

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But I suppose its not meant to be an exact replica, heh, verisimilitude takes a hit in the interests of practicability, imagine angels with a wingspan of a pterodactyl? lol

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the intersections on this road have these stone benches, they look beautiful.

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walking past

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Another view of the angel

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there’s the office

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I wasn't sure what was this for, why have a shrine high up on the tree?

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looking back at the angel.

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she does look like she is taking flight

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the bikes

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hmmmm, a road called as Gandhi, noice.

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on broad platforms

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This is the next roundabout on

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the statue of Diana

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whoa, Diana looks pretty ripped

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nice base, but what kind of animals are those? dogs?

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Diana from the back, very nice.

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Lovely white flowers

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A sculpture of cups???

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Keep on walking

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Yes Sir

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I will avoid it, its a giant construction site.

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heh. A lady with class and a glass?

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I wasn't sure what this was, looked like a structure made out of meccano..next stop, the Bosque de Chapultepec

Monday, April 29, 2013

Nov 2012: I reach the end of the walk and find Christ


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I walk on from the Museum of Revolution, that’s an interesting sculpture.

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I reach the Hidalgo intersection.

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On the left is the ex Convent of de San Hipolito while on the right is the Inglesia San Judas Tadeo Church

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Its now a celebration hall.

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I walk down the church after crossing the street, no mean feat…bloody traffic

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even at this late hour, it was full of worshippers.

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I sat down for a bit and felt peace, it is a nice place, very calm. Simple. But I was curious about St. Judas. I got seriously confused with Judas Iscariot. Only now that I figured out that he was somebody else, called as Judas Thaddeus.

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I come out and notice these absolutely beautiful carvings on the front.

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light flaring on the steeples.

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this is extraordinary carving

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unfortunately not well maintained…

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taking another peek at the steeple

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move to the side…

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the towers are covered with what looks like tiles.

By this time, I am dead tired, it was a very long walk, about 6kms or so, and i had to walk back now, so headed back.

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next day heading to work, there’s the angel

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another view of the city

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Damn witches, leaving their vehicles parked willy nilly all over the place.