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20 Reflections

Here are a series of photos featuring reflections, taken in Mexico City:

1. Reflection of church in window

The Spanish colonial legacy is evident in thousands of buildings here in Mexico City, such as the Templo de La Profesa

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(Calle F. Madero, DF)

2. El Lago Restaurant

A wonderful place to go for an early morning walk is to this lake, where the Restaurant El Lago is located.

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(Lago Mayor de Chapultepec)

3. Mexico City taxis

The famous green and white taxis were replaced just over two years ago with the burgundy red and gold colours. Changes in colour are an attempt to get rid of "pirate" taxicabs.

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(Polanco)

4. Inside Reforma 222 Shopping Centre

One of the modern shopping centres with lots of eating places, which fills up especially at lunchtime.

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(Paseo de la Reforma 222)

5. Early morning walkers

A lot of people get up early and walk, jog or run around the lake

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(Lago Mayor de Chapultepec)

6. Monumento a la Revolución reflected in nearby building

This Monument was renovated and the square given a complete face-lift, ready for the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence in September 2010. Below the monument is the Museo Nacional de la Revolución.

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(Plaza de la Republica)

7. Jacaranda tree reflected in mirror-like façade

The jacarandas start to bloom at the end of March, turning the city purple.

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(Zona Rosa)

8. Girl lost in thought

A nice quiet place to sit on Sunday morning, away from the crowds in the nearby Alameda Park

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(Plaza Juarez, DF)

9. Reflections in the lake

This is the largest lake in Chapultepec Park and a popular place to go boating.

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(Lago de Chapultepec)

10. Silvery reflections

Plaza Carso is becoming a new area in Polanco with modern offices, up-market residential blocks and the new Soumaya Museum

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(Plaza Carso, Polanco)

11. Palm trees reflected

On Sundays, people sail model boats on the pond.

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(Lincoln Park, Polanco)

12. Ducks in the early morning sun

Some of the many ducks on the lake

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(Lago Mayor, Chapultepec)

13. El Altar a la Patria

This monument has six marble columns representing the six military cadets who defended the Antiguo Colegio Militar (now the Castle) with their lives.

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(Chapultepec Park)

14. Reflection of the Iglesia de San Juan de Dios in window of the Franz Mayer Museum

This small church, not very well known, has a very unusual façade.

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(Plaza de la Santa Veracruz, DF)

15. Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia

The Museum in the background is dedicated to genocides, tolerance and diversity and was opened at the end of 2010.

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(Plaza Juarez, DF)

16. Palacio de Bellas Artes reflected in the window of El Palacio de Correos
The Fine Arts Palace is the most important cultural centre in Mexico City, hosting music, dance, theatre, opera and literature events as well as containing murals painted by the most famous names of Mexican muralism.

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(Historic Centre, DF)

17. Reflection of part of the Fuente de Tláloc

This Diego Rivera mosaic/sculpture represents Tláloc, the Aztec rain god.

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(Museo de Cárcamo de Chapultepec)

18.Reflection of church belltower in a puddle

The Templo y Convento de la Concepción leans at all angles due to the soft ground it was built on.

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(Historic Centre, DF)

19. Reflection of trees in car window

Chapultepec Park is the "lungs" of Mexico City and the largest city park in Latin America.

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(Chapultepec Park, Section 2)

20. Lago de Chapultepec

The distinctive silhouette of the "Twin Towers" in Polanco can be seen behind the lake.

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(Chapultepec Park)

Posted by margaretm 08:36 Archived in Mexico Tagged reflections mexico city

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