The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Angel of Independence

El Angel de la Independencia al atardecer / The Angel of Independence at dusk and in the background the Torre Mayor [building].
El Ángel de la Independencia ("The Angel of Independence"), most commonly known by the shortened name El Ángel and officially known as Columna de la Independencia, is a victory column located on a roundabout over Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City.
El Ángel was built to commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. It bears a resemblance to the Victory Column in Berlin. [Wiki]

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Chuck Pefley said...

Very dramatic lighting - really makes this photo sing!

iBlowfish said...

Wow, this really busy downtown. If you not mentioned about statue of The Angel of Independence, I might just looked at the people and cars. Very interesting shot. Thanks for looking my blog.

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Carraol said...

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