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

Friday, June 6, 2008

Santiago Tlatelolco


Catholic church of Santiago Tlatelolco (1525) on The Plaza de las Tres Culturas ("Square of the Three Cultures") is the main square within the Tlatelolco neighbourhood of Mexico City, it contains the remains of Aztec temples and is flanked by this church and a massive housing complex built in 1964. The former headquarters of the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (Foreign ministry) also stands on the southern edge of the square. This headquarters now are a memorial museum called "Memorial 68" to remember the 1968 Mexican student demonstrations and the Tlatelolco Massacre victims and survivors. The name "Three Cultures" is in recognition of the three periods of Mexican history reflected by those buildings: pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial, and the independent modern nation. [ Wiki ]

Detail

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Impressive church. Incredible details in the photos.

Photo Cache said...

I like the pov on first shot. I bet there are many ancient churches in Mexico. This one's impressive just like abe said.

Happy weekend.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

Wow!!!

I cannot even begin to imagine how much work went into making that stone wall.

Carraol said...

Photo Cache, Ann, Mr. Lincoln, thank you very much for stopping by.

Blognote said...

Your photos are great. I like the strong colours which one can preceive also in the b&w photos! Bravo!

Carraol said...

Blognote, thank very much for your commment.

Uma por Dia said...

You do a great work!

Yolanda said...

Que Chido