Monday, May 25, 2009

DF Icons - So you think you know Mexico City?

Every city has its iconic landmarks that make it instantly recognisable, and thus distinctive from other major cities, and Mexico City is, of course, no exception in this respect...

Here are two of Mexico City's famous landmarks, namely the Cathedral with its lopsided towers due to severe city centre subsidence, and the golden statue which is the Angel Monument celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain in 1810. And here is a third, Palacio Nacional which houses the wonderful Diego Rivera murals...


But those of you who know Mexico City will notice immediately that there is something very much amiss with these two photographs?? What is wrong?? What is the problem?? Leave your comments, and the answer will be posted on Thursday..

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What are your favourite city icons at home or abroad??

17 comments:

Marites said...

I don't know much about Mexico but those buildings look quite impressive with their beautiful architectures!

i would be nice though if that sculpture was not painted in gold to go with the colors of the building around it.

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Sylvia K said...

Superb shot! Look forward to the answer to the question! Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by, always appreciate your comments

Tabib said...

Beautiful photo.
Now I know how Angel look like! ;)

Guy D said...

Great shots from Mexico city, a place I've always wanted to visit.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

magiceye said...

wonderful images that leave lasting impressions.
sorry i dont know much about mexico so shall await the answer till thursday.

ladyfi said...

I love the contrast between the golden angel and the grey of the old buildings behind.

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a graceful statue. I'm gad she hasn't subsided as well!

Reader Wil said...

Great shots of beautiful buildings and a splendid statue. Thanks for sharing and visiting.

Wolynski said...

Lovely photos and I can't find anything amiss.

garydenness said...

The problem of course is that the Angel of Independence is several miles down the road, and your photo features a small replica that's been set up in an odd cactus garden :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/garydenness/3420415774/in/set-72157616358799869/

Indrani said...

Absolutely no clue.
But I am eager to know the answer.
Gorgeous image!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

I don't know Mexico City at all, although I feel I am beginning to! ; )

My city is Washington, DC, and like most nation's capitols it has many icons. My favorite is the Lincoln Memorial.

Robertm73 said...

Easy the angel is not near the Zocalo

Borninoregon said...

Well, last time I looked, the Angel of Independence was in the middle of a traffic circle on Paseo de la Reforma; not in the middle of the Zocalo.

A Cuban In London said...

I can't wait until Thursday. Give us a clue, please, Cath :-)! Many thanks for the photos.

Greetings from London.

jen laceda said...

I dont' know what's amiss! Do tell, do tell...I can't wait!

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