snapshots of mexico, literal and figurative


Views worth being overthrown for
November 19, 2008, 9:30 pm
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In addition to several other important historical roles over the past 600 years, Chapultepec (“Grasshopper Hill”) has been the site of residence of Aztec rulers, Hapsburg Emperor Maximillian, and powerful dictator Porfirio Diaz.  I’m sure every last one of them loved rolling out of bed in the morning and seeing these exact views.  Ok, to be accurate, there were probably a few less skyscrapers, people, and smog clouds in their days, but still…

North-ish

North-ish

South-ish

South-ish

Looking down on the rich, fertile valley that you control from the kick-ass palace you live in must have been a sweet way to start your day.   At least the days that didn’t involve getting conquered by the Spaniards, beheaded by the Mexican liberal army, or thrown from power by Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.

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