Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Nov 2012: Seeing dead people, mummies and dancers at the Zocalo

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I come out of the Presidential Palace and then am faced with this rather extraordinary building

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I dont think I will be inviting any of these ladies out for a date, that’s for sure.

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A hacienda on the left…nice bright colours

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There’s the cathedral

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I move down the side of this red haunted building.

They are all bending all over the place, building on a lake? not a good idea.

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More dead people…what on earth is this? Some kind of a university?

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heh, it is.

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Moving down…its extraordinary how these churches are leaning off the vertical

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If you arent careful, you will find yourself seasick.. photo 452-IMG_1862_zps9383a863.jpg 

I move on, hello? An Egyptian mummy?

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Its an Egyptian Exhibition!

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And next door is a were wolf! wearing jeans!

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scratches head…what’s going on?

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Ok, so I cannot get into the Templo Majora from here, walking back

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I reach the square and there’s the side chapel of the Cathedral

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On the side is a model of how the old Aztec capital looked…fascinating

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With some little lakes on the side

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And there’s the Templo Majora, where I am heading..

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The back end of the cathedral

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With some lovely detailing on the windows

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I think the tops have been restored.

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Looking at the central cupola of the cathedral…the grey stone makes it a bit weatherbeaten

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the buildings are gorgeous..

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And then I see a book store…lovely, but all modern books and in Spanish

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Some dancers preparing for their show….dont have time…otherwise I would have loved to wait and see this.

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More views of the old Spanish architecture..

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Closeup of the doors to the cathedral

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This was some kind of a religious ceremony that the chap was doing with those branches. Not sure what this was all about. I wonder if I should go in there or will I end up pregnant or something?  photo 767-IMG_2816_zps48f1681f.jpg

Looking back at the Zocalo..with the Presidential Palace on the left and those lovely rickshaws in green…lovely design..But enough already, I head into the Templo Majora.

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