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5. Churches of Mexico- La Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City

December 25th, 2010 by ketli

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is a Roman Catholic church and National Shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City. The shrine was built nearby the place where it is said Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to a local man. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe […]

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4. Churches of Mexico-Temple and ex-monastery of the Divino Salvador, Malinalco

December 23rd, 2010 by ketli

The Temple and ex-monastery of the Divino Salvador in Malinalco was built between 1540 and 1560. This was an Augustine monastery, which was built to be the center of evangelization work in this area. The interior of the monastery is covered in murals, which are the original from the 16th century. This place was the second of my […]

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3. Churches of Mexico-Capilla Santa Maria en Malinalco

December 22nd, 2010 by ketli

Malinalco is a beautiful small town about 90 km from Mexico City. Most of the chapels in the town were build between the 16th and the 17th centuries and many of these are considered to be works of art. This chapel is one of my favorite two.

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2. Churches of Mexico- Sanctuary of Chalma, Malinalco District

December 21st, 2010 by ketli

The Sanctuary of Chalma is one of the most-visited pilgrimage site in Mexico. The sanctuary is dedicated to an image of what many people describe as a “black Christ” on a cross that legend says miraculously appeared in an area cave where the worship of a deity commonly known as Oxtoteotl used to take place. For […]

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1. Churches of Mexico- Catedral Metropolitana, Mexico City

December 20th, 2010 by ketli

Sometime ago I promised to present you before Christmas the churches of Mexico, only the ones I saw and photographed during my trip . Some friends have asked for these photos already, so here they come. Catedral Metropolitana– the biggest church in Latin America, right in the middle of Mexico City. It took almost three […]

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Mexico City- Floating gardens

July 6th, 2010 by ketli

Xochimilco – today it is the only part of Mexico City still to have the canals and semi-floating flower and vegetable gardens. Popular place to spend the weekend with your family on one of the rented punts, which have a roof and a table down the middle. On the first pictures there are children toys […]

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Back to my Mexico trip coverage! Pulqueria

June 27th, 2010 by ketli

Pulque is a milk-colored, somewhat viscous liquid that produces a light foam. It is made by fermenting the sap of certain types of maguey (agave) plants. In contrast, mescal is made from the cooked heart of certain agave plants, and tequila, a variety of mescal, is made all or mostly from the blue agave. There are about six […]

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A Nadie le Amarga… Dulcería de Celaya, Avenida Cinco de Mayo Centro Histórico, Mexico City

June 12th, 2010 by ketli

In the traditional and old candy shop there was a tiny exhibition of Felieke van der Leest and Laura de Alba during the WGA symposium.

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Cafe Tacuba, Mexico City

June 12th, 2010 by ketli

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Walking the Gray Area-Gallery Emilia Cohen, Mexico City-The opening

June 7th, 2010 by ketli

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