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 30, 2009

Sunday Cycling

Every Sunday morning, some of the biggest streets in car-flooded Mexico City are handed over to bicyclists, who roll in by the tens of thousands. Joining them are skateboarders, Rollerbladers, toddlers on push toys and parents behind strollers in what has become a weekly festival on (small) wheels.

The leftist government of Mayor Marcelo Ebrard launched the program in 2007, barring cars, trucks and buses from the regal Paseo de la Reforma and other streets around historic downtown.


Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


cieldequimper said...

We have something a bit like that in Paris too! What's that gorgeous blue tree?

joo said...

Very good idea! The tree is fabulous:)

Petrus said...

Sounds like a good idea - traffic free is great in city centres..

Julie said...

this is wonderful. The tree is just gorgeous!

Carraol said...

Many Thanks for visiting, you are so kind. Its a jacaranda tree, in many parts of the world, such as Mexico and Zimbabwe, the blooming of this tree is welcomed as a sign of spring.

Tony said...

Las tres son buenas, pero la que mas me gusta es la de la chiquilla, por los colores de fondo...saludos