Last week I had a visit from abroad that did not know Mexico City, so the task was to show him around. First stop was Mexico Downtown which has lots of old and nice building that show architectural influence from around the world: Spain, Italy, France, Arab even English and some Art Deco. Why this? Well, the city was founded in 1521 and many people has contributed to what we are today.
We landed on a very nice place where there are shops and a hotel boutique, you know, the kind of hotel that has about 12 nice rooms and exceed any service expectations and, of course, also the price.
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I did not take that many photos, but the one thing I liked was how the top of the trees downstairs showed a bush-form garden at the lobby upstairs.
Inside the building there are several restaurants, one of then called Punta Arenas (on a previous post) and an artisan factory of chocolates called Qué Bo (Here the link for you to look around)
Did I mention that the chocolate is from Mexican origin? Hang on there, that will be a soon-to-be post.
This is the view of the garden from the Lobby, which happen to be the top of the trees from the second photograph below.
On the way to the restaurant below or going up to the lobby, a mural on the staircase.
Some of the shops in the place….
I don’t remember the name of the Hotel…so
Some of the many buildings in Downtown Mexico City:
This is the Palace of Fine Arts where many concerts and expositions take place. This building has sunk more than 3 feet to date since the city was built on a lake bed.
Hemicycle to Benito Juárez, Mexican president monument
One of the views of the Zócalo, the second largest Plaza in the world, just after Rusia’s
The Zocalo and the Monumental flag
National Palace, government building on the Zócalo.
Another view of National Palace.
The Cathedral. The oldest and the first one in Latin America. The first stone was set on 1571.
59 meter wide, 128 long, 67 meters high.
You would see a regular bike like this one with the only exception that this bike is set up on the wall above tables in a restaurant.
This restaurant is in Downtown Mexico City, it is call Punta Arenas and is inside a little mall where there is a hotel and some boutiques.
If you think this is unusual, I remember there was a tennis court on another wall downtown. It may be that they don’t know what to do with those huge plain building walls.
Mixed photos from Mexico City.
Mary Poppins. Umbrellas. School play
A day at the theater – School play
Miranda started singing when she was three. Something we saw entertaining at that age. She then showed skills and will to pursue a singing career. We just let her and she made lots of progress. Now she has her first cover produced. All efforts have their fruits, and this is just the start.