Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Found Across the Globe: Mexico City


Call me bias, but I have a special place in my heart for Mexico City. I have recently come back from my fifth time in the city, only to find that I like it a little more each time. Not only is Mexico City the second largest metropolitan area in the world, but in my opinion also one of the most underrated cities. Even from 10,000 feet above the ground in an airplane, the recognizable rainbow palette of the city comes into view. A visitor can find themselves in the slums to passing gated neighborhoods and back to the slums again within a blocks of each other. Tacos stands are erected between buildings, fruit vendors sell fresh mango and papaya in between lanes on the bustling roads, and the 8.6 million plus inhabitants move around the city with an energy that could easy challenge New York City. ••••

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm glad you like my home town. I'm crazy about it.
Saludos, Jim Johnston, Mexico City
my blog--
www.mexicocitydf.blogspot.com

Meghan Colvin said...

LOVE, LOVE and LOVE. i want to go to mexico city now. So much color! i was going to try to do a Palm Desert found in... but dirt and more dirt didn't seem as appealing as this! thanks martin! And i adore the new banner. perfect.

Sarah said...

Great pictures and fabulous colors. I love the new banner!

Tess Mattern said...

Lovely photos, Miss Martin! I need to agree with my roommate— I love the vibrancy of the colors found throughout Mexico City. Also, the preponderance of popsicles and candy— seems like a delightful place to be!

Meghan B said...

AH! This one is perfect.