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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Borda Garden

The Borda Garden is located near the cathedral of Cuernavaca. Originally, this was a house bought by José de la Borda, the mining magnate of Taxco in the mid-eighteenth century. Later, his son, Manuel de Borda y Verdugo, transformed the grounds of the house into gardens filled with flower and fruit trees to satisfy his passion for botany. These gardens also contain a number of fountains and an artificial lake that were completed in 1783. 
The complex also contains lodgings, offices, a restaurant, and a nightclub. In 1865, this was the summer home of Emperor Maximilian I and his wife Carlota Amalia. It hosted major political soirees in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as those sponsored by Porfirio Díaz and Emiliano Zapata.
Today the area is a public park where the gardens have been maintained and it is possible to take a short boat ride on the lake. The house has been converted into a museum. Six of its halls are dedicated to temporary exhibits while the other seven are devoted to recreating the characteristics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. (Wiki)


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Sensaciones en Imagenes said...

Están todas muy bien, pero me quedo con la primera y la última, me encanta la tonalidad y la luz que tienen.
Un abrazo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fabulous place Carraol, the gardens sound very lush and gorgeous. Beautiful images all, love the red pelargonium in the first picture.

Kate said...

Outstanding photos that give us a peek into what looks like a totally delightful place! Every image makes me want to climb on an airplane and visit.

joo said...

Beautiful place! The white laces in the third photo are simply gorgeous!

Japy said...

Me encanta la anteúltima foto en ByN. Saludos.

Malgorzata Ingstad said...

Great variation of photos - I am very imposed!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photographs, especially I like that in black and white.

Regards and best wishes