History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

15 February, 2012

Old Mexico

A tour of late 19th century Mexico! From Cornell's collection of architectural photographs

This post is dedicated to my mum, for her birthday. :)

A small town called Zacatecas. Source

The Arcades, Zocalo Square, Mexico City. Source

Metropolitan Cathedral, Mexico City. Source

National Palace, Mexico City. Source

Village and basilica of Guadalupe, Mexico City. Source

Archaeological Museum, Mexico City. Source

Façade of the National Library, Mexico City. Source

Hotel Iturbide, Mexico City. Source

Monument to Cuauhtémoc and Cuitláhuac, Source

Zocalo Square, Mexico City. Source

The "Cerrito" Church of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Source

The Queretaro Aqueduct. Source

A town called Chimalapa Pueblo. Source

A rainforest scene. Source

Cananea, c. 1906 [non 19th C, but close!] Source

A village near Mexico City. Source

Shoeing mules in a village scene. Source

Governor's Palace (House of Turtles), Uxmal. Source

El Castillo [Temple of Kukulklan] (detail, North Staircase), Chichén Itzá.  Source

The Palace [El  Palacio] in Sayil, Yucatan. Source

Mount Popocatepetl seen from near AmecamecaSource.


Ana said...

That Governor's Palace is stunning!

jim johnston said...

Thanks so much.

El Bable said...

One correction: the Place marked as in Celaya, real location is at Sayil, Yucatan.

Emm in London said...

What wonderful photos! I especially like the House of Turtles and El Palacio.

Anna said...

Thank you for the correction; fixed! I've just gone by the captions that come with the photos, and, needless to say, they could be a bit off/out of date... :)

Glad everyone's enjoyed these!!

Arturo said...

As a Mexican, I really appreciate these photos... My parents home is close to the Queretaro's Aqueduct so seeing how it used to be is amazing... thanks.

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