Give me your money for the piggy bank! Well also for the giraffe, the turtle, and the tennis bank. (I don’t know where I get post titles like these…)
There was an Expo at Avenida Reforma, one of our main avenues. And the expo was about food from other countries such as Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Salvador, Greece, Colombia and many more. This persons represented a tribe from Ecuador and sang and played some very rhythmical music, the one that makes you lift your feet. Very contagious.
These guys at the extrems of the bench have nothing to do by being honest or not. “Keep Them Honest” is a poker expresion meaning: “To call at the end of a hand to prevent someone from bluffing.”
There are so many expression that it took me a while finding one that would fit this photo.
This is a bench, formed by poker cards. (yes, I know that is obvious, but still had to make my point! 🙂 )
The construction of the Torre Latinoamericana started in 1948 and ended in 1956. It has 44 stories, and at that time it was the tallest building in Latin America with a height of 188 meters. It was also named the tallest building outside the U.S.
What makes this building important is its resistance to earthquakes. Have in mind that Mexico continually has telluric movement. It withstood the 1957 earthquake of 7.7 richter scale when the Angel of Independence fell from its column. It would withstand the 1985 earthquake of 8.1 , and the later earthquake of 7.9 on march 20th this year.
Nowadays the same mexican technology is used to build skyscrapers on high seismic risk areas.