Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 158: San Andrés Tomatlán

Another trip down the golden line and it was a trigger- happy affair.  With the camera, that is.  Old JC was there,  painted on a wall near the San Andrés Church. The first thing that caught my eye was a seagull stretching its wings, in street art guise, and I set off to broaden my […]

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CCTV Report: Hawkers in the Mexico City Metro

Here is another video from the series CCTV did about the Mexico City Metro.  While you might not immediately notice, or notice at all, prostitution in the metro (as shown in the previous clip I posted) the same cannot be said for the ubiquitous hawkers peddling anything and everything; chewing gum, CDs, nail clippers, spelling […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 157: Periférico Oriente

This station, Periférico Oriente (Eastern Peripheral) takes its name from its location at the intersection of Avenida Tlahuac and the Anillo Periférico (Peripheral Ring).  I’ve written about the Anillo Periférico before in my entry for the station San Antonio, where you can see a recently constructed, elevated ‘second level’ of the same road. I completed […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 156: Parque de los Venados

Off at Parque de los Venados – Park of the Deer – and after a quick walk around the Benito Juarez municipal square, boasting metallic busts of a variety of luminaries, I headed  into the station’s eponymous park. I passed Francisco “Pancho” Villa and steed in statue form and all of a sudden I was […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 155: Culhuacan

Only very rarely do I conduct any pre-visit research about the stations that I visit for this project.  I let the city wash over me without knowing what’s coming.  I let the city surprise me.  It invariably does.  My research comes later. One exception was my visit to Insurgentes.  I was interested in seeking out old […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 154: Eje Central

El Eje Central -the Central Axis- is a major Mexico City thoroughfare that splits the city north to south.  The ‘zero emissions’ trolley buses run up and down, in the opposite direction to other vehicles, between the north and south bus terminals located near the metro stations Autobuses Del Norte and Tasqueña, respectively.  Be careful […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 153: Nopalera

Whilst Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Harper were discussing 20 years of NAFTA in Toluca yesterday, I made my way down to Nopalera station.  Nopalera, of course, refers to the cactus from which the edible nopal pad is yielded.  The area was once home to large farms dedicated to growing the nopal. However, it seems that […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 152: Mexicaltzingo

The slogan of the system is ‘el metro es……Cultura!’.  I got a dose at Mexicaltzingo before I even left the station via a photography exhibition showcasing cultural events and well known Mexico City places and monuments.  Included are images of thousands of naked folk in the zocalo in 2007, shot by Spencer Tunick,  Paul McCartney rocking […]

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Line 12 (Golden)

Station / Estación # 151: Zapotitlan

I rode down line 12, almost to the southern end, and alighted at Zapotitlan.  The station symbol shows a tree with three branches containing the sapote fruit.  This represents the first part of the station name.  The ‘titlan’ suffix means ‘between’, so Zapotitlan means between the sapote trees. Around the station I found what they […]

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MCM PROJECT: 2013 in review

Long time, no blogging on here so…hi! At the end of this post there is a link to go through to the annual report 2013 from WordPress for the Mexico City Metro Project.  In the year I made a grand total of 1 post!  Having completed the station visits in 2012 and being absent from […]

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