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.


6 comments:

Ana said...

That Governor's Palace is stunning!

jim johnston said...

Thanks so much.

Benjamín Arredondo 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 I've just gone by the captions that come with the photos, and, needless to say, they could be a bit off/out of date...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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