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, July 18, 2013


Cuernavaca (Cuauhnāhuac "near the woods"). Cuernavaca is recognized as the "Beverly Hills of Mexico". The city is known for its perfect weather and that from any elevation in the city one can see that many of the homes have swimming pools. It was established at the archaeological site of Gualupita I by the Olmec, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately 3200 years ago. The city also is located about 85 km (53 mi) south of Mexico City on the D-95 freeway.
The city was nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" by Alexander von Humboldt in the nineteenth century. It has long been a favorite escape for Mexico City and foreign visitors because of this warm, stable climate and abundant vegetation. Aztec emperors had summer residences there, and even today, many famous people as well as Mexico City residents maintain homes there. Considering its location of just a 30 minutes drive from Mexico City, Cuernavaca traditionally has been a center of Mexican society and glamour, with many of the country's wealthy citizens owning sprawling mansions and haciendas in this cultural haven. Cuernavaca is also host to a large foreign resident population, including large numbers of students who come to study the Spanish language. [Wiki]

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1 comment:

Malgorzata Ingstad said...

I will probably never visit this place, so thanks for nice pics and text! My best