MEXICO CITY MISCELLANEOUS FIVE III

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Five color shots from the historic centre of Mexico City.  All taken in the last month or so with my Ricoh gr ii (no edits except I flipped the first shot the other way around).

rising tides

Taxi and its reflection in a puddle on Avenida Hidalgo as it approaches Eje Central.  Buildings from left to right are Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), Torre Latinoamericana (Latin America Tower) and Palacio de Correos (General Post Office).

glisten

Pedestrian crossing glistening in the afternoon sun at the rear of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE) on Avenida Independencia.

la bandera

Mexican flag in the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) or Zócalo.  The temporary marquee is one of several currently situated in the square for the annual cultural event Feria de las Culturas Amigas.

etraviada

Installation on Paseo de la Reforma where it intersects with Bucareli and Rosales streets (Colonia Tabacalera, bordering downtown’s western fringe)  The piece aims to raise awareness about disappeared persons in Mexico.

At the end of 2017, the fate or whereabouts of 33,482 people remained unknown, according to the National Register of Missing and Disappeared Persons.

dresstime

Vestidos de Quinceañera (fifteenth birthday dresses) in a store on Calle República de Chile.

 

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2 comments

    1. Thanks Felipe. The street I live on intersects with República de Chile, which is where you’ll find scores of stores selling wedding gowns and fifteenth birthday dresses. So, its part of my everyday street wandering but that scene caught my eye because the shutter had seemingly just been rolled up and there wasn’t a soul in sight.

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