Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María

  Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María, Mexico City    

Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María, Mexico City

 

In rivers the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
— Leonardo da Vinci

A Colonial History In Stone

 Santa María Magdalena Cuitzeo

Santa María Magdalena Cuitzeo

Santa María Magdalena Cuitzeo is one of the most magnificent 16th century monastery built by the Augustinian missionaries in the western province of Michoacán.

This ex-convent are filled with imagery of Christian faith. In the room above, you are able to see a fresco depicting Mary Magdalene holding a jar filled with oil and washing the feet of Jesus. In the cloisters, the Capitulary Hall also houses the convent's nearly 1,100-volume bibliographic and documentary archives, most dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Dancers

You never know what you'll run into strolling in Mexico City centro late at night. I was treated with some traditional dancing for indigenous culture. Even though it was pitch black, the illumination from the street lamps nearby gave the scene a very mellow and silky look.

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

 Casa de la Real Aduana

Casa de la Real Aduana

Our Lady of Guadalupe  is a Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The original Aztec word was Coatlaxopeuh, which means "The one (female) that defeat the snake". The icon of the Virgin of Guadalupe is Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image.