Line 9 (Brown)

Station / Estación # 74: Patriotismo

With a certain spring in my step I alighted at Patriotismo ready to tackle, with all vigour and zeal, station number 74! Normally not such a conspicuous numeral, the number 74 in this project represents reaching the HALFWAY POINT in this none too small endeavour. So, after wandering past some more attractive street art and […]

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Line 2 (Blue)

Station / Estación # 73: San Cosme

San Cosme es una estación interesante para bajar y explorar los alrededores. El área es parcialmente un estudio de degeneración urbano – arte callejero desteñiendo y edificios derruidos y destartalados.  Añide carácter. Mucho del otro arte callejero es fresco y brillante.  Hay una serie de murales que supuestamente representa 14 derechos pero solamente encontré a […]

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Line 1 (Pink)

Station / Estación # 72: Gómez Farías

An Open Letter to Valentín Gómez Farías Dear Sir Today I visited your namesake station.  I thought that, while your now brittle bones lie in the coldness of your grave, you might like to know just how things are around there these days – more than 150 years since you shuffled off this mortal coil. […]

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Line A (Purple)

Station / Estación # 70: Canal De San Juan

A swat team monitor every movement of a humble musician wandering off to earn some keep whilst cement oblong men contemplate their lot in life. Wanna be a communist?  To the left not the right I’ll think you find – arrow misleads. Pallid soma and flow of locks in open palms. Sorry, but you have […]

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Line 3 (Olive), Line 6 (Red)

Station / Estación # 69: Deportivo 18 De Marzo

Cada estación y sus alrededores son lo que son, presentan lo que presentan. Rasgos de personalidad tipicalmente atribuidos a humanos igualmente se aplican.  Algunas son pretenciosas y llamativas, ostentosas, audaces o presuntuosas.  Otras son miserables y hurañas. La visita del MCM Project a Deportivo 18 de Mayo me dejó con la impresión que ella es […]

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Line 6 (Red)

Station / Estación # 68: La Villa-Basilica

The elaborate sacred grounds of ‘Tepeyac’ constitute something of a religious wonderland. Thousands daily, millions annually, flock to the site to visit the varios chapels, churches, cathedrals and basilicas making it one of the world’s most visited Catholic pilgrimage sites. The centrepiece is the ‘Basilica of Our Lady of Guadelupe‘. In the surrounding area you […]

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Line 8 (Green)

Station / Estación # 67: Constitucion de 1917

Esta estación lleva su nombre de la constitución que tomó efecto en 1917 y continua a ser actual hasta hoy. Un par de quesadillas – chicharron y pollo me dieron la energía para hacer el vago. Cocos, metal mexicano, Bart Simpson surfeando el techo de un pesero, un Kombi chido, mangos enchilados, mameys, una sofa […]

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Line A (Purple)

Station / Estación # 66: Tepalcates

The visit to Tepalcates was a bit of a step back in time. Old hollowed out cars, bicycles rusting away, sign peeling towards oblivion and a stoic nag awaiting the next call of duty from domineering masterful man. And it was all just too much for one jaded gent who slopped himself out onto a […]

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Line 2 (Blue)

Station / Estación # 63: Ermita

En Zeitgeist: The Movie se hace la afirmación que el cristianismo es una parodia de la adoración del sol. Cerca de Ermita, se juntan los dos de nuevo.  Publicidad por la cerveza Sol está justo arriba del cartel de ‘Abarrotes Jesus’. Aparentemente Jesús multiplicó los panes y los peces para alimentar a miles de personas […]

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Line 3 (Olive)

Station / Estación # 62: Hospital General

As you might expect, the area around Hospital General is dominated by pharmacies, medical supplies super stores, funeral parlours, flower shops, ambulances, hearses and doctors, nurses and other medical staff clocking on or off. There was even a preacher, finding his groove – perhaps bringing some solace. Want a pair of crutches repaired?  You’re in […]

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