And these skulls (above and below) are the perfect image for the Day of the Dead, or Dios des los Muertos.
One of the great things about Mexico City is the way old and new are juxtaposed in surprising ways. Case in point: Templo Mayor, an Aztec Temple recently discovered right in the heart of the city. Above are the stucco-covered human skulls, victims of human sacrifice. These have been taken inside to protect them; here are the reproductions at the actual Wall of Skulls:
The Palacio des Belles Artes
The Metropolitan Cathedral in the Zocalo
In my mercado post, I forgot to include the San Juan Market:
A shrine ... somewhere
Here we are all decked out to go to the fancy schmancy Dulce Patria. ... This was my only disappointing meal in Mexico City. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't memorable and it lacked the soul that everything else I ate had. Street food and fondas are the way to go.
Flashy, but not memorable
I much preferred the sopa Azteca at Cafe el Popular, which also cost significantly less
No cameras were allowed in Lucha Libre, but I sneaked this with my cell phone to prove I was there!
This was a worker protest, I believe an electricians' union:
Enjoying our last day
Sunset on the Zocalo:
And finally, please check out montage of the action at the Zocalo that Poppa Trix put together. And I will catch up with you later in November, when I am back from Iceland.