Viewing entries posted in April 2011
PASTRIES, NUTS, HAMMOCKS, CRAFTS, JEWELRY, FRUIT, FISH, HAMMOCKS, PAPAYAS, HELADO, MACZUNTES (IN MAZUNTE)
the church of the virgin of guadalupe is a sacred place for mexicans who come in droves from all over the country, some walking on their knees to be at the place of a supposed miracle some years back. they also seem to come to buy plastic tsotchkes and anime representations of mary and jesus. there are two churches here, an old one and a new modern one built in the fifties. there is a special image of the virgin mary at the back of the modern church, and horizontal conveyer belts/escalators carrying people back and forth in rows in front of it to give everyone a chance to see it. i took a nice video but i cant figure out how to upload it...
after the markets, my favorite place to walk around in mexico city is the network of busy streets in the center of town. each street is dedicated to one type of product, stores upon stores selling the same thing, the products spilling out of the shop doors and organized in stacks, hanging, in rows by color and size. a street for metal clasps, one for car parts, another for foam rubber, another for custom made letter press invitations. my favorite is the street of rope stores i found last time i was here.