A Mexico stroll

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Mexico City is home to 20 million inhabitants and change. More than many countries: Belgium’s entire population is only 11 millions. You can drive north to south for more than an hour, even with light traffic, and never leave the city’s boundaries. It is a huge city. Where modern and traditional styles cohabit. Wealth and poverty. Sunshine and rain. Let’s ignore the 5 million cars and take a stroll. The above house is in the Coyoacán neighbourhood.

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Reflections. Polanco district.

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Street art. Mexico city.

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An old-fashioned house, Polanco. Many have been torn down. A few have been rehabilitated for office purposes.

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Sturgeon on the “Campos Eliseos” (Champs Elysées). I’ve never eaten in that restaurant. Maybe they only serve caviar?

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At the National Auditorium.

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In the Doctor’s waiting room. He’s an ophthalmologist. Hence the slightly blurred pic.

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop. After 45 minutes, I couldn’t wait any longer and left.

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“Take your poney and ride…” The utility company very neatly installed the new meter without a single scratch to the painting.

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House-hunting.

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Button shop. “OMG, don’t know where this $%$/(&··”!$(** button fell.” “Keep calm, Blondie, why the fuss?”

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Detail.

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Colonial house, Tlalpan district.

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“Delicious breakfasts”…

Local time is 17:17. Or 23.17 GMT. Please adjust your watches accordingly. Jetlag should last no more than three or four days. Have a great stay in Mexico. (To be continued)

The ususal (c) and all that…

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89 thoughts on “A Mexico stroll

  1. I hope those eyes are not the ophtalmologist’s patients’ eyes… 🙂 Fascinating pictures from a fascinating city… I dream to get there one day…

  2. There is a mix information about Mexico City and most news make the city sounds a very dangerous one even to stroll around. I heard about the new name of Mexico City..

  3. Another greatissimo ride, thanks 🙂 C’est marrant ces pompes qui trainent, j espere toutefois que tu n’as pas attrape d insolation a attendre la seconde .. Ici on en trouve accrochees sur les fils electriques (comment sont elles arrivees jsk la, et pourquoi reste un grand enigme) et .. en pot de fleurs!

    • Sur les fils électriques c’est très courant ici. Je me suis laissé dire que ça voulait dire: “Il ya un dealer ici”. De came… 😦
      (Mais je n’en ai pas encore vu en pots de fleurs. De pompes. Pas de dealers.) 🙂

      • j ai aussi entendu cette version. Et aussi que c etait un language de gang, leur facon de marquer leur territoire. Pour la version pot de fleurs, je la posterai un de ces jours 😉 je viens de les voir a Bantayan, ca m a bien fait rigoler. Je me suis dit “tiens, une fille comme moi qui a du jurer a son mec qu’elle devait absolument acheter ces chaussures, et qu elle lui prouverait qu elles dureraient vraiment longtemps” 😉

      • Haha! Surtout avec toutes les chaussures que tu dois (ne pas) utiliser sur la plage. 🙂 C’est quand même extraordinaire (et un peu effrayant) ce langage international des gangs. La petite famille va bien?

      • Oui oui, on se prepare psychologiquemet pour le D Day, meme si c est seulement dans un an, Ms Attila est a fond les ballons 😉
        On est rentres 4 j sur Cebu, on retourne a Bantayan ces 2 prochaines semaine et apres, treve de deconnade: c est la rentree des classes!!! Youpii, mes vacances vont commencer 😉
        Et de ton cote de la planete?

      • Vive les vacances. 🙂 Quand à nous, nous voilà grand-parents. 🙂 Quelle aventure! Notre fille aînée Alexnadra vient d’avoir un petit garcçon, Gonzalo. Tout le monde va bien. 🙂

      • Felicitations !!!! Tres joli prenom de surcroit, on vous souhaite tout le meilleur du meilleur ! Des nuits un peu plus courtes mais un sourire tellement plus grand 😉 X

      • Merci beaucoup “Etoile”. De fait, ma fille et mon gendre ont les yeux un peu au milieu de la figure. Réveil toutes les 2-3 heures… 🙂 Au moins il mange bien. 😉

  4. Wow, thanks for the tour. Those were pretty interesting places and shots. Obviously, you really had a great time. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. It’s been a while since I last visited Mexico DF, a truly wondrous city and this makes me a bit green with envy…then I remembered the journey out of the city to Oaxaca. As we came out of the ‘bowl’ I looked back and all I could see was a layer of grey across the city. Would still go back in a heartbeat though.
    Hope all well Brian?

    • Yes pollution is peaking. Terrible. All is well, thank you, did I mention my MD daughter, Alexandra just had a baby son? All are well and everyone is very happy. Tot ziens

    • No local saying. It is just a button shop. Probably the last of its kind. Try to buy buttons anywhere? and the sign I find just great. That is very popular lunch and dining area. many nice restaurants, and the lone button shop. 😉

    • Most welcome. When and where abouts did you live in the “Big city”? Come back any time, I post a lot of Mexico photos, either in specific posts or in my “pot-pourri” series. Take care. Brian

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