Despite working just nearby in the Cuajimalpa borough for almost a year, I never visited or explored the edge city of Santa Fe, situated around thirteen and a half kilometres southwest of the central square in Mexico City’s historic centre. So, after I recently returned to my former workplace to finalise my resignation I decided to head over there -camera in hand- and have a look around.
The area is a large, upscale commercial and business hub, home to several multinational companies and international hotel chains as well as an increasing number of residential complexes. I found the mood of the streets to be rather sombre and businesslike, atypical of most parts of this behemothic city. That said, there were splashes of colour and life as evidenced in the photos below of the organ grinder, tabloid promotion girls on bicycles in pink and blue lycra and vibrant murals. As elsewhere in the city, the difference between middle to upper class corporate workers and those who flock into the zone to work in service and menial jobs is starkly apparent.