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 21, 2008

Heroes


El Ángel de la Independencia ("The Angel of Independence") and officially known as Columna de la Independencia, is a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown, was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, it bears a resemblance to the Victory Column in Berlin. Next to the column there is a group of marble statues of some of the heroes of the War of Independence, from left to right:
Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Vicente Guerrero y Francisco Javier Mina. The women sculptures are History and Patria (Homeland).

Hero: “a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life”

Exists heroes in our days?


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Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.

8 comments :

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá, bela fotografia de belo património...Espectacular...
Um abraço

Kate said...

Thanks for the explanation. It's been too long since I've been in Mexico City and I guess I should return to check out some of the places you have highlighted. Heroes? Yes, of course; I have to believe this or I would despair, esp at the state of our planet. Some that I can readily identify area humanitarian workers who risk their lives to help people in war-torn countries, health care workers who assist people with communicable diseases, educators who work with disadvantaged children, fire-fighters and police who work in dangerous places. Need anymore? :o)

Blacksun said...

I like the contrast between the column and the glas building behind.
The column looks so big, really impressing!

Snapper said...

Beautiful contrast between past and present. Bravo!

Carraol said...

Chana, Kate, Blacksun, Snapper, thank you very much for stopping by.
Kate, those heroes are great, I'm refer to epic ones, heroes whom transforms the life of their countries.

onewayphoto / Mark said...

I like the juxtapositioning of the traditional statue in front of the modern build. Nice one...

Carraol said...

Mark, thanks for stopping by.

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