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Sunday, February 28, 2016

MEXICO - Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

"Built in the 16th century by the Spanish on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, the old Aztec capital, Mexico City is now one of the world's largest and most densely populated cities. It has five Aztec temples, the ruins of which have been identified, a cathedral (the largest on the continent) and some fine 19th- and 20th-century public buildings such as the Palacio de las Bellas Artes. Xochimilco lies 28 km south of Mexico City. With its network of canals and artificial islands, it testifies to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat in the midst of an unfavourable environment. Its characteristic urban and rural structures, built since the 16th century and during the colonial period; have been preserved in an exceptional manner." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Map of Historic Centre of Mexico




Postcard 2: Canoes at the Floating Gardens at Xochimilco

Typical Canoes with flowers take tourists around the floating gardens at Xochimilco


Thank you so much, Sam for the 2 wonderful postcards above...
I do appreciate the information you have shared...
Thanks much for the nice stamps too! =)


Postcard 3



Again, heartfelt appreciation to you Cipa for sharing with me this card! =)


Postcard 4: The Metropolitan Cathedral



A souvenir from Jean Pierre of France who visited and enjoyed Mexico
during Christmas Holidays 2015!
Thank you so much, JP!
Glad you had a great time in Mexico! ^-^
Hope you could also visit our country especially here in Palawan...
The best time is summer (March-April-May).
It's quite hot though but you'll love it if you like the beaches.

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