A Travellerspoint blog

June 2007

Mexico City's Hot Spots

Exploring one of the Western Hemisphere's largest cities for scenes to use in the sequel to Canvas Sunsets Never Fade, my first novel.


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MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Jun. 10, 2007) -- After a week in Acapulco, I arrived here in the Mexican capital for my first real chance to visit the city. I'm staying at the new W hotel in Polanco, the hip area on the northern edge of Chapultepec park. The wide boulevards and quaint streets and the sheer size of the city are just some of the things that hit you upon arrival.

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(above) View of north-central Mexico City, including Chapultepec park.

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(above) View of Metro line crossing Avenida 24 de Abril as plane lines up for final.

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(above) Avenida Francisco I Madero in downtown Mexico City.

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(above) The Metropolitan Cathedral facing the Zocalo.

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(above) Julio Verne street in Polanco has quaint shops and restaurants.

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(above) View from my room at the W Hotel in Polanco

The city offers an amazing urban assortment of sites for my sequel, and perhaps for one or more other books in the pipeline. I also visited the archeological museum and went to the artsy market at San Angel.

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(above) Artwork for sale in San Angel's market square.

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