Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nov 2012: Walk to the Bosque de Chapultepec

 photo 01-IMG_1841_zpse80769e2.jpg 

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

 photo 02-IMG_1842_zpse2f8ca86.jpg

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

 photo 03-IMG_1846_zps623d3df5.jpg

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

 photo 04-IMG_1850_zps5d6dadd6.jpg 

I reach the Angel

 photo 05-IMG_1851_zps62deae20.jpg 

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

 photo 06-IMG_1855_zpsb6969f52.jpg

more heroic figures

 photo 07-IMG_1857_zps1838daf8.jpg  photo 08-IMG_1860_zps10ca7972.jpg

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

 photo 09-IMG_1863_zps1405fea5.jpg 

the walkway at the top.

 photo 10-IMG_1867_zps73f7b71c.jpg 

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

 photo 11-IMG_1872_zps82e27f51.jpg 

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

 photo 12-IMG_1876_zps5049f789.jpg

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

 photo 13-IMG_1879_zpsf2a2f440.jpg 

walking past

 photo 14-IMG_1882_zpsdda7e112.jpg 

Another view of the angel

 photo 15-IMG_1885_zps59310b60.jpg 

there’s the office

 photo 16-IMG_1888_zps59d86e20.jpg 

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

 photo 17-IMG_1891_zps80099369.jpg 

looking back at the angel.

 photo 18-IMG_1894_zps4ec7f791.jpg 

she does look like she is taking flight

 photo 19-IMG_1897_zps8f63d04f.jpg

the bikes

 photo 20-IMG_1900_zpsd815740e.jpg

hmmmm, a road called as Gandhi, noice.

 photo 21-IMG_1902_zps52591dc8.jpg


 photo 22-IMG_1906_zps942c47c2.jpg 

on broad platforms

 photo 23-IMG_1909_zpsac4eaafb.jpg

This is the next roundabout on

 photo 24-IMG_1912_zpscf8ac41b.jpg

the statue of Diana

 photo 25-IMG_1916_zps584c31be.jpg 

whoa, Diana looks pretty ripped

 photo 26-IMG_1920_zps60fe1758.jpg

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

 photo 27-IMG_1923_zps9c0425e0.jpg 

Diana from the back, very nice.

 photo 28-IMG_1927_zps8ae962fe.jpg


 photo 29-IMG_1930_zps680c1748.jpg

Lovely white flowers

 photo 30-IMG_1933_zpsfbadba34.jpg

A sculpture of cups???

 photo 31-IMG_1936_zps101f90e4.jpg

Keep on walking

 photo 32-IMG_1938_zps68a7831e.jpg

Yes Sir

 photo 33-IMG_1941_zpsd6af0a83.jpg

I will avoid it, its a giant construction site.

 photo 34-IMG_1945_zpsa72b035f.jpg

heh. A lady with class and a glass?

 photo 35-IMG_1947_zps0ae9a218.jpg 


 photo 36-IMG_1952_zps5df811ee.jpg

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

No comments: