Mexico D.F., past and modernity.
Trip Start Jul 05, 2005
106Trip End Sep 10, 2010
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Accomodation in Mexico, as in Atlacomulco, and all neccesary tranfers were decided and solved by the brother who was to be married. Perhaps by this I'm been unable to identify still the hotel in which we stayed. Of course, each one's payed their bill, but I haven't idea where may be the mine. I have spend much time trying to identify the hotel but without success till the moment. I remember that a few after to put in order the room, my wife and I went away to have the prime contact with the city. We walk a few by the same street up to we saw a very beautifull church in the opposite sidewalk
Next morning we also walked in the same direction, but a more long stretch up to the chinese Clock tower, all in right line from our hotel. In this place I began to filming the tower, a government building in a corner and a very curious great building of housings which appears to be a colonial building (last photo). Then we doubled to the Ciudadela square, where there is a very interesting covered market that was still not opened and we decided to visited when coming back.
Shortly after we aleatorily entered in the Salvador republic's street, where we seen some very interesting historic buildings, as the former San Felipe Neri's convent, reconverted from the 1970's in the Library Lerdo de Tejada. The former colonial palace that today houses the Paris Pharmacy. The notable although more modern building (in fact, a corrala) named Saint Augustine's house, after our visit reconverted in Hampton Inn & Suites' hotel. And in the street's end, just in front to Mexico City's Museum, the church of the former Child Jesus's hospital, which still bears the same name. Opposite to this church lies a little square (Rinconada de Jesus) where an open air market is installed every day
Here we went a little back up to 20 November's street, from which we reached the former Mayor square, to-day Constitution Square, one of the greatest around the world, where lies the magnificent and huge cathedral, the National palace (former virreinal residency), the building of the local government (where the video ends), one of the facades of the hotel Great City of Mexico, etc. Just in front of its main facade, by 16 de Septiembre's street, we leave the Grand square and shorty after by Isabel la Catolica's street we reached again the Ciudadela's square. We stoped there to shopping and then we took a taxi to the hotel, for eating with our family. Next day all togheter went to visit the Guadalupe basilic and museum.
I'm working in the edition of the above mentioned video, and hoping finish it very soon.