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Clueless
in CDMX

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4 months ago

Arrival city revisited

Early days back in big city

Random explorations in Mexico City

Big G’, or Giorgio was a monster of a man. A native Uruguayan, an émigré, who like me had also come in search of hope.

Ciudad de México has always been an ‘arrival city’. A destination for migrants seeking fortune, Big G’ and I were no different back then. We, like the long line of those before us, had arrived in advance of our respective peers and families. To establish the most fragile of footholds of a life in the new world.

Survive we did, but that was back then. Another time. The question is what does this arrival city hold in store as I scramble to find routine in my return to big city.

Highlights

Faded edificios

Faded edificios

The new arrives between the old here in Colonia Roma, as time takes it toll on the some beautiful facades.
Ambulantes

Ambulantes

One of the many many street vendors (ambulantes) around Centro Histórico
Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

A cultural centre of México City. This grand dame hosts music, dance, theatre, opera and literature.
Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

Built from 1573-1813. Situated on top of a former Aztec sacred site of Templo Major.
Jesús de María

Jesús de María

The Catrina. Never showing her age.
Iconography

Iconography

Behind Catedral Metropolitana is located a small mall selling all manner of Catholic memorabilia.
Catching up with the locals

Catching up with the locals

Centro never fails to surprise. Stuck between the space between Templo Major and the Catedral Metropolitana.
Out exploring

Out exploring

Into Centro histórico y La Merced. Parked up outside La Casa de los Azulejos
La Roma records

La Roma records

This one is for you AP.
Days end… or beginning

Days end… or beginning

Old haunts and memory.
Neveria Roxy

Neveria Roxy

Another institution dating back 75 years, with a range of flavours too difficult to pronounce. I’ve been looking forward to this.
Hola tacos

Hola tacos

Lunch. This place is an institution if you like offal. Two tacos for 50 pesos. Thinking of you Horse.
And now it begins

And now it begins

After waiting four days my bike and belongings are finally here. Thank you United. They really are the friendly skies!
Photo taken with Focos

Nuevo día, nueva oficina

New morning commute to the office. What does this day bring.
Back street bill stickers

Back street bill stickers

An early morning good omen for a day spent with old friends and long hours working back in the old country.
On my way to a meeting…

On my way to a meeting…

Just another surprising, random delight in this city of twelve and a half colours.
Back in the hood

Back in the hood

Roma Norte and it’s mix of French colonial and Art Nuevo inspired edificios.
Detour for flowers

Detour for flowers

An endless traffic detour past mercadeo Jamaica( the flower markets of big city) and rows of tiendas selling wreath’s and arrangement.
Fortress

Fortress

A fence and fortress of cacti on a back street.
Dog walkers of Parque México

Dog walkers of Parque México

Dog walkers take their jobs seriously as you can see row upon row of dogos going about their daily lives in Parque México.
Back street Virgins

Back street Virgins

There is always a place for a Madonna. Tiny impromptu alters.
Walled gardens

Walled gardens

There are lots of these tiny spaces strewn through the back streets of CDMX. As I wind my way from Reforma to Roma.
Good morning CDMX

Good morning CDMX

It was one hell of a way to arrive. All I have is a small backpack and a bag of wits. Good to be back in big city
Estoy empiezo

Estoy empiezo

And so it begins…

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