Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Nov 2012: Day 3 Mexico Bosque de Chapultepec

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I reach the beautiful gates to the park. Did you know this is one of the biggest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. Chapultepec means grasshopper hill in Nahuatl…

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The gates are flanked by these two regal if old looking lions.

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Hmmm, i didnt realise that Mexico ever had lions.

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Walking up the Avenue of Heros

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The Avenue of the Heros

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Hmmm, the stand seems to be missing the containers

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Lovely day, and well signposted

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keep on walking up the avenue

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Whoa, some aggressive looking jaguars

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on both sides of the road

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looking back

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I move on to the bridge

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I am nearing the Ninos Heroes Monument.

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6 military cadets, ranging from 14 to 19 fought the Americans and then died..

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walking up the basalt steps

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The lady is Mexico

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She is being defended by a cadet while she holds a dead cadet

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The pillars have an eagle with a flame on top

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It talks about the names of the cadets.

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Quite impressive

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Accessing the Gandhi street

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The last set of the photos are of the park when I was returning

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that’s a lovely little building

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pedal boats

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sighs, somebody has stuck some gum there…idiots

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walking down the wide quiet streets

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the water is a bit dodgy

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nice no?

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a huge giant tree

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it did look impressive although it has gone through the wars

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Not sure what it says..

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A memorial stone for what looks to me as the battle memorial.

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thats the Chapultepec Castle.

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Next time, I will pop up there.

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Reaching the monument

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Getting late

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the monument looks better in the twilight

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very powerful imagery

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you can see the determination.

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heading down

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Awwwww, and you can see the angel

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Final view of the avenue of Hero’s and down the Paseo Reforma. Next essay, I walk around statues.

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