Mexico City Through My Eyes

Museo Dolores Olmedo

Museo Dolores Olmedo

MEXICO CITY LINDO

I cannot know what you think about Mexico City. Polluted, over-populated, gritty? As a teacher told my Spanish class many years ago, “There are two problems with Mexico City. Too much pollution and too many Mexicans.” And that’s true. But there’s a peerless beauty to this teeming metropolis. As Lonely Planet put it, “There really is no more fascinating city in the world than Mexico’s misunderstood capital.” I hope this gallery of photographs lives up to Lonely Planet’s lofty standard. Only one image was not taken inside the city proper,  the one from the Teotihuacan pyramids about 35 miles outside of town.

Mexico Lindo Colonia Roma

Avenida Álvaro Obregón, Colonia Roma

Xochimilco

Xochimilco

Hotel Camino Real Polanco

Camino Real Polanco

MEXICO CITY LINDO

I love the song of the mockingbird,

Bird of four hundred voices,

I love the color of the jadestone

And the intoxicating scent of flowers,

But more than all I love my brother, man.

— Nezahualcoyotl

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Mixcoac

Mixcoac

Calle Augusto Rodin

Calle Augusto Rodin

Parque Hundido

Colonia Extremadura Insurgentes

Casa Tlaxcala, Centro

Casa Tlaxcala, Centro

MEXICO CITY LINDO

These paintings say Mexico is an ancient thing that will still go on forever telling its own story in slabs of color leaves and fruits and proud naked Indians in a history without shame. Their great city of Tenochtitlan is still here beneath our shoes and history was always just like today full of markets and wanting.

— Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya

Mexico Lindo Anthropology Museum

National Museum of Anthropology

Xochimilco

Xochimilco

Panteon Espanol Mexico lindo

Panteon Español

Edificio Villaviciosa, 1931

Edificio Villaviciosa, 1931

Mexico Lindo San Angel

San Ángel

Parque Hundido

Parque Hundido

All images were captured between February and May, 2015
© 2105 Doug Hall

5 Responses to Mexico City Through My Eyes

  1. Angie May 19, 2015 at 7:19 am #

    Doug,

    This is simply stunning. You have a true gift of capturing the essence of your experience and sharing it with others.

  2. John Pike May 19, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Some of your best work, Doug. All I know is see scene take picture. You, Sir, are an artist.

  3. Mike Stevens May 20, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Doug, Thanks for sharing your beautiful view of the world. It’s always a nice break in the day to see what you’re getting into. Wish we could be in Mexico City with you this year. Safe travels!

  4. Charlie Geren May 20, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    I love seeing the world through your art of photographs. Makes me feel as though you’re still just around the corner. Here’s wishing you continued happy journeys and experiences.

  5. Celeste Bracewell October 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    A primer for photographers…the Camino Real Polanco – cubist, brilliant – shot; the silhouetted man at Teotihuacan; the Avenida Álvaro Obregón, Colonia Roma shot, a perfect collage…sublime. I like that your photos of the people call attention to them rather than a fussy composition. Few words, all well-selected, especially “Mexico City Lindo”. Admittedly Kingsolver is a personal favorite.

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