Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación 37: Indios Verdes

According to Wikipedia Indios Verdes is the busiest station in the entire Mexico City Metro Network! The station, which translates as Green Indians, is named after two large statues of Aztec emperors Itzcoatl and Ahuizotl. The name is derived from the green tinge the statues have taken on due to patina caused by exposure to the […]

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Line 9 (Brown)

Station / Estación # 36: Chilpancingo

Me bajé en Chilpancingo para hacer otra caminata más. Arte callejero, como casi siempre, está. Absolut Vodka siempre está hablando de Absolut no sé qué en su propaganda.  En las calles alrededor de Chilpancingo saqué una foto de una bicicleta convertida justo pegado con uno de sus propagandas- Absolut Yuxtaposición. Chilpancingo está dentro del territorio […]

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Line 5 (Yellow)

Station / Estación # 35: Valle Gomez

Valle Gomez is one of the stations (many) that I doubt that I would ever visit if it were not for the MCM Project. There is a quiet neighbourhood behind a busy road. An abandoned and hollowed out car is left to rust away its days. A swans and angels shrine inhabits a quiet corner. […]

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Line 2 (Blue)

Station / Estación # 33: Portales

Start with a few old-school magazines, a tiled facade, one sacred cactus protected by barbed wire and a church for good measure. Add a couple of public telephones, a dash of street art, a brightly coloured tortilla house and an abandoned doll. Mix well, finish with a Jesus image and garnish with a see-saw.  Drink […]

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Line 1 (Pink)

Station / Estación # 32: San Lazaro

No es raro que gente de la calle aqui me habla en inglés. A menudo será ‘Hey!  What’s up dude?’en inglés perfecto o casi perfecto de mexicanos que han vivido mucho tiempo en EEUU. En otras ocasiones, puede que sean aquellos que vienen más cerca del lado de humanidad que incluye los borrachos.  Vienen a […]

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Line 3 (Olive), Line 9 (Brown)

Station / Estación # 30: Centro Medico

Llegaron nubes obscuras y cayeron gordas gotas de lluvia pero no pararon a la acción alrededor de centro medico.  Paradas de manos y la chica con el aro en los semaforos seguian. Dentro del centro medico hay unas murales interesantes que incluye una que conmemora el esfuerzo de rescate después del terremoto de 1985. Lennon, Ono […]

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Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación # 29: Etiopia / Plaza de la Transparencia

A few of the streets around Etiopia are named after some of Mexico’s most impressive archaeological sites; Palenque, Uxmal, Monte Alban, Mitla. So, wandering through the streets my mind delved back to Pre-Colombian times and I remembered my visits to these places. Then, I was lured into craft beer store ‘La región‘ which stocks a […]

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Line 8 (Green)

Station / Estación # 25: Iztacalco

Iztacalco is designated one of Mexico City’s 21 ‘Barrios Mágicos’ (Magical Neighbourhoods) for its well preserved narrow cobbled streets, antique churches, quaint chapels and general vibe of yesteryear. I was lucky to have a new friend Ricardo, who lives in the area, guide me in and around the ‘7 barrios’ (7 neighbourhoods) area. Ricardo told […]

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