All of the pictures in this entry were taken in the vicinity of the Zócalo, the main plaza.
A little piece of trivia--an explanation for English speaking folks. Many of you already appreciate this. Some do not. The name of the city is simply “México.” La ciudad de México. The city of México. When I was still new here, I might hear someone say in Spanish that they were going to México next week, for example. My mental reaction was, “What the hell are you talking about? We're standing in México right now, for chrissakes.” They of course meant that they were going to Mexico City.
Mexico City is located in the Distrito Federal, comparable to our District of Columbia in the United States. In fact, Mexico City fills the Distrito Federal, just as Washington fills the District of Columbia. (Mexico City license plates have Distrito Federal on them.) In any event, to eliminate confusion Mexicans often refer to Mexico City as “D.F.” just as we refer to Washington as “D.C.” in the United States. In Spanish it sounds like “Day Ef-ay.”
The altitude definitely does kick the asses of visiting fútbol players, however. If Denver is the "Mile High City," then México City is the "Mile-and-a-Third-Plus High City."
Photo by Adriana.