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

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Theme Day: Night

Night Falls on Mexico City


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Mexico City (Ciudad de México, D. F. (for Distrito Federal), is the capital city of Mexico. It is the economic, industrial, and cultural center in the country, and the most populous city, with about 8,836,045 inhabitants in 2008. Greater Mexico City (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México) incorporates 59 adjacent municipalities of Mexico State and 29 municipalities of the state of Hidalgo, according to the most recent definition agreed upon by the federal and state governments. Greater Mexico City has a population exceeding 19 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the third largest in the world by population according to the United Nations.

Mexico City is according to a study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Greater Mexico City, with a population of 19.2 million, had a GDP of $315 billion in 2005 at purchasing power parity, an urban agglomeration with the eighth highest GDP in the world after the greater areas of Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, London and Osaka/Kobe, and the highest in Latin America. In 2020, it is expected to rank seventh with a $608 billion GDP, displacing Osaka/Kobe.

Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, also called the Valley of Anáhuac, a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,349 ft). The city was originally built as Tenochtitlan by the Aztecs in 1325 on an island of Lake Texcoco. It was almost completely destroyed in the siege of 1521, and was subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524 the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as México Tenustitlán, and as of 1585 it is officially known as Ciudad de México.


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12 comments :

B SQUARED said...

This great country has produced a wonderful artist in you.

Leif Hagen said...

Great NIGHT photo - nice street scene by night! Gracias!

cieldequimper said...

Interesting post and of course, gorgeous photos.

siva // ശിവ said...

Great work....

Jilly said...

Two fabulous photographs.That long vista with the lights, the perfectly positioned couple and then their reflection and everything else reflection. So beautiful. Bravo. I think I love the abstract quality of the second photo even more.

slinger said...

Very nicely done.

Slinger - Twin Cities

Julie said...

Your original shot is so clear and so well composed. I like the position of the couple and the boulevarde stretchiing out before them. Then I admire your processing skills where I think you have flipped the image upsidedown, added a blur and perfectly joined them together to make the viewer think they are looking out of window. Wonderful wonderful work ...

I have learnt so much from your photography and your skills. Thank you for sharing.

Randy said...

Wonderful night shot. I would love to visit your city one day.

slim said...

First image is very beautiful.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

as always, gorgeous. what a wonderful reflection and night shot

joo said...

Beautiful post. The first photo is stunning:)

Snapper said...

The top photo is beautiful. Cheers!

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