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South CDMX

Southern City charms

Tracing the canal back into the heart of the city

Southern CDMX is full of surprises and history. This day is the search for the old growing area of Parque Ecológico Xochimilco, the chinampas and to follow the Nacional Canal back into the heart of the city, all the way to La Merced.

Highlights

Central city contrasts

Central city contrasts

Poverty and Catholicism are constant companions.
A long day in the saddle

A long day in the saddle

Taking a break from the trail.
Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV

Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV

The statue of King Charles IV outside the Antiguo Palacio de la Secretaria de Comunicaciones.
Palacio Nacional

Palacio Nacional

The colonial centre of power rested here for large swathes of Spanish dominion from as far into the north of what is now the USA and south into Central America.
Canal Nacional

Canal Nacional

Just north of the historic gardens of Xochimilco is the original canal that transported fresh produce into the heart of Tenochtitlán (CDMX), before the conquest.
The random and the bright

The random and the bright

Colour. If there is something for the senses in this place it is colour.
Strewn between the wires

Strewn between the wires

Many edificios in Mexico City are adorned with Catholic symbolism, patron saints and the Virgin de Guadalupe. This one overlooks the Jardín Centenario in Coyoacán.
Definitely where I don’t want to be

Definitely where I don’t want to be

Iztapalapa has a population about the size of New Zealand all within one Colonia. I am on the edge of this as I ride back along Nacional Canal back to Centro.
Good morning

Good morning

Just a small doorway that looks into the undead.

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