Monday, December 13, 2010

A Walk in the Park.........
















Like most Chilangos, I have been to Chapultepec Park many, many times, as here in Mexico City, Sunday is all about a walk in the park, but until very recently, I had never made it all the way across to the second section - Bosque de Chapultepec....

















What a treat is in store for those who do reach this most westerley section, as it is much more scenic and serene compared to the better known and more visited parts which are always much more crowded, frenetic and full of hustle and bustle. Up here in the quieter areas everything seems so much more about innocent family fun - finding the right balloon, boating on the lake, pulling up for the right ice-cream, feeding the ducks, strolling around the lake. It all has a nostalgic retro air reminiscent of times past........



















There are restaurants, cafes and picnic areas bordering the two lakes, and it is very easy to while away a number of hours at this very appealing verdant space....












Mexico City in most people's minds is an overcrowded, polluted, crime-ridden megalopolis riddled with traffic jams and a frenetic pace of life. True, it can be all of these things, but it can also be this too...........and much more frequently than people assume..............



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6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous! I do so love seeing your photos of Mexico each week as they bring back such delightful memories of the years I lived there! I did get to this place -- well, for real, but your photos are the very next best thing! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Karen said...

What a beautiful park and a wonderful refuge in the big city.

...louciao... said...

What a wondrous oasis to discover in the midst of the over-populated, crime-ridden megalopolis most of us do harbour in our minds concerning Mexico City--but which you are consistently replacing with such beautiful sites and sights.

Fly Girl said...

What tranquil pix! You're right, the first image of Mexico City that comes to my mind is crowds and bustle, I'd never had expected these scenes. My favorite is of course, the cotton candy!

Catherine said...

glad you like the peaceful scenes at the heart of Mexico City......Happy Christmas....

Boonie S said...

You take lovely photos.

Have a nice day, Boonie