Metropolitan Cathedral, Zocalo, Mexico City, December 1958

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    Largest Catholic cathedral in the Western Hemisphere, the Catedral Metropolitano is the focal point of the Zocalo, the square that marks the spiritual and political center of Mexico. The Spanish built the Zocalo right on top of the center of the Aztecs' capital city, Tenochtitlan, and utility crews working a few blocks off the Zocalo in the mid-80s unearthed significant Aztec remains, including a pyramid and temple complex. If you see a major political rally in Mexico City or the President of Mexico addressing a huge crowd outdoors, it's probably taken at the Zocalo.

    This photo and two other photos my dad took in Mexico City were published in the French-language book Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues Pages Mexicaines, about a visit the writer made to Mexico in 1958. Photo by Walter Reed

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    1. daveyboyhill 73 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture.

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    2. paspog 73 months ago | reply

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    3. green_lover 70 months ago | reply

      Good photo.

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    4. Andreas Helke 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Mexico, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Mister Molacho 57 months ago | reply

      beautyfull photo

    6. Mukul Banerjee (www.mukulbanerjee.com) 54 months ago | reply

      ₪ Brilliant Photograph by an 'H

    7. Melisenda2010 52 months ago | reply

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    8. Lady Silke Loretta Martin 52 months ago | reply

      Sì, il passato è ancora presente,
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      is evident in your beautiful photo!
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    9. Sylvia Okkerse 52 months ago | reply

      b>Sì, il passato è ancora presente,
      è evidente nella tua bellissima foto!
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      is evident in your beautiful photo!
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    10. Valerio_D 52 months ago | reply

      Sì, il passato è ancora presente,
      è evidente nella tua bellissima foto!
      Yes, the past is still present,
      is evident in your beautiful photo!
      Tracce del Passato- Tracks of the Past
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    11. José Reséndiz 51 months ago | reply

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