Views of Mexico City
I live in Toluca, a few hours from Mexico City, or D.F. as it is most commonly known in Spanish. By some estimates the 3rd largest city in the world, D.F. has sights, sounds, confusion, beauty, comedy, tragedy, horror and fun.
You can just make out the plaza below, which is the zocalo above. This is the center of the city, with the cathedral, government buildings and giant flag.
Once the tallest building in Latin America, the Torre Latino Americana gives great views of the sprawling metropolis.
Up the street is the monument to the Revolution.
On the right you can see Iztaccihuatl, one of Mexico City’s two nearby volcanoes. All the people were a protest by farmer’s unions from the south of Mexico.
These are the three kings. They bring children presents after Christmas, on Jan 4 or something like that. You can have your picture taken with them, like Santa. Somehow blackface isn’t yet politically incorrect in Mexico:
This is the Basilica of Guadalupe, where the famous painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe is kept. You can read a little more about her here.
Get your photo with the virgin!
In the market across from the basilica I find a shrine to Santa Muerte, Saint Death. Here is where you make your dark request for revenge.
Take one home, why don’t you?