The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Xochimilco


Xochimilco is better known for its extended series of canals — all that remains of the ancient Lake Xochimilco. Xochimilco has kept its ancient traditions, even though its proximity to Mexico City influence that area to urbanize. Movies like Maria Candelaria (1940), have given that area a romantic reputation where all inhabitants travel in colourful trajineras (Xochimilco boats) between chinampas covered with flowers. Today, agriculture is an important but minor activity -- the canals represent only a small fraction of their former extent. Chinamperia (chinampa-related activities) was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. From Wiki.

7 comments :

RUBEN-ENFOKME said...

Gracias por tu visita al blog, me gusta mucho la perspectiva de esta foto, el lugar me imagino que sera igual de bonnito que tus fotos. Saludos

One Way said...

One of my favourite places in Mexico City, especially on one of the quieter days.

SCS said...

Quem vê estas águas fica mesmo a pensar que o Furacão vos passou ao lado.

Uff!
Ainda bem,
Vira Vento.

Mélanie said...

Mi lugar prederido en Mexico es Coyoacan . pero me gusta mucho Xochimilco , lo que me encanta son los mariachis que pueden cantar en un otro barco. Cerca de Xochimilco hay el museo de Dolores Omedo que es un sueno ...
Me encanta su blog porque me recuerde cada dia este pais maravilloso ! Mexico
Mélanie

Chad said...

great photo. love the reflections

Carraol said...

Ruben, One Way, SCS, Mélanie, Chad, thanks for your visits and comments, its most appreciated.

ERIC MARTIN said...

Buena composición y reflejos!
Saludos

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