Taxodium mucronatum, also known as Montezuma Cypress, Sabino, or Ahuehuete is a species of Taxodium native to much of Mexico (south to the highlands of southern Mexico), and also the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas, USA as well as Huehuetenango Department in Guatemala. Ahuehuete is derived from the Nahuatl name for the tree, āhuēhuētl, which means "upright drum in water" or "old man of the water."
Ahuehuete became the national tree of Mexico in 1910. The tree is sacred to the native peoples of Mexico, and is featured in the Zapotec creation myth. To the Aztecs, the combined shade of an āhuēhuētl and a pōchōtl (Ceiba pentandra) metaphorically represented a ruler's authority. According to legend, Hernán Cortés wept under an ahuehuete in Popotla after suffering defeat during the Battle of La Noche Triste.
Ahuehuetes are frequently cultivated in Mexican parks and gardens. The wood is used to make house beams and furniture. The Aztecs used its resin to treat gout, ulcers, skin diseases, wounds, and toothaches. A decoction made from the bark was used as a diuretic and an emmenagogue. Pitch derived from the wood was used as a cure for bronchitis The leaves acted as a relaxant and could help reduce itching. (Wiki)
The government of the city begin the service past month. Costs: US $24.00 Year. Bicycle sharing systems are increasingly popular and diverse. A number of bicycles is made available for shared use by individuals who do not own any of the bicycles. The reasons for implementing bicycle sharing systems are as numerous as the forms the systems take. Recently and most notably, municipal governments have promoted systems as part of intermodal transportation, allowing people to shift easily from other forms of transport to bicycle and back again. However, for years community groups have promoted bicycle sharing as an easily accessible alternative to motorized travel, hoping to reduce the carbon footprint of commuting as well as enable residents to become healthier through exercise.
El Gobierno del Distrito Federal puso en marcha la primera fase del Sistema de Transporte Público Individual ECOBICI, que ofrecerá a los habitantes de la Ciudad de México la opción de movilidad a través de bicicletas para viajes cortos e intermodales.
El sistema cuenta con mil 114 bicicletas y 85 cicloestaciones automatizadas, dispuestas en su primera etapa, en un polígono que abarca las colonias Hipódromo, Hipódromo-Condesa, Condesa, Roma Norte, Juárez y Cuauhtémoc.
ECOBICI es una herramienta de movilidad respetuosa del medio ambiente, que permitirá a la gente desplazarse con mayor rapidez de un medio de transporte público – como el metro o Metrobús – a otro, o acercarse a sus destinos finales o intermedios.
Este sistema ha sido probado con éxito en varias ciudades alrededor del mundo como París, Milán, Oslo, Barcelona y Zaragoza, entre otras.
Master Bassui reduced the whole of Buddhist teachings to one phrase
“Seeing one’s own nature is Buddhahood.”
When asked how to see into one’s own nature, master Bassui would reply.
“ Now! Who is asking? ”
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein. Living Philosophies, 1931
The equestrian statue of Charles IV (also known as El Caballito) is a bronze sculpture cast by Manuel Tolsá in August 4, 1802 in Mexico City, Mexico in honour of Charles IV. This statue has been displayed in different points of the city and is considered one of the finest achievements of Mr. Tolsá. It now resides in Plaza Manuel Tolsá.
“Adorable y enemiga, la Ciudad de México en los trazos de Abel Quezada” 1 al 31 de marzo. Las Rejas de Chapultepec. Exhibition of Mexican political cartoonist works on Paseo de la Reforma Ave. Chapultepec Park
We have to learn the desperate faith of sleep-walkers who rise out of their calm beds and walk through the skin of another life. We have to drink the stupefying cup of darkness and wake up to ourselves, nourished and surprised.