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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tlalpan

Tlalpan. Mexico City
Tlalpan is one of the sixteen administrative boroughs of Mexico City. It is the largest borough, with over eighty percent under conservation as forest and other ecologically sensitive area. The rest, almost all of it on the northern edge, has been urban since the mid-20th century. When it was created in 1928, it was named after the most important settlement of the area, Tlalpan, which is referred to as “Tlalpan center” (Tlalpan centro) to distinguish it from the borough. This center, despite being in the urbanized zone, still retains much of its provincial atmosphere with colonial era mansions and cobblestone streets. Much of the borough’s importance stems from its forested conservation areas, as it functions to provide oxygen to the Valley of Mexico and serves for aquifer recharge. 
The borough is home to one of the oldest Mesoamerican sites in the valley, Cuicuilco, as well as several major parks and ecological reserves. It is also home to a number of semi-independent “pueblos” that have limited self-rule rights under a legal provision known as “usos y costumbres” (lit. uses and customs). [Wiki]


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2 comments :

ANRAFERA said...

Me gusta mucho ambas fotografías y los procesados que le has aplicado.
Gracias por acercarnos estos lugares, particularmente a los que como yo nos encontramos tan lejos de ellos. Me encanta conocerlos.
Un abrazo desde España.
Ramón

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A very elegant B&W first image Carraol and only you could make a laneway look so attractive.

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