Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Zocalo the and Armed Forces Exhibition

The picture we could have gotten but didn't feel it was the right thing to do would have been of a long line of men leaning on the fence along the side of the cathedral.  We wondered why they were just sitting there on this lovely morning. Then we noticed that some had signs written [in Spanish, of course]:  paint houses, plumber, electrician, carpentry.  We realized they were there seeking employment.  Many didn't have signs but were also waiting to see what the day would bring in the way of opportunities to work.

Click this link to see a panoramic photo of Zocalo:  Zocalo - Mexico City - Wikipedia link and quote:
"The modern Zócalo in Mexico City is 57,600 metres² ... making it one of the largest city squares in the world.[4] It is bordered by the Cathedral to the north, the National Palace to the east, the Federal District buildings to the south and the Old Portal de Mercaderes to the west, the Nacional Monte de Piedad building at the north-west corner, with the Templo Mayor site to the northeast, just outside of view. In the centre is a flagpole with an enormous Mexican flag ceremoniously raised and lowered each day[1] and carried into the National Palace.[2] There is an entrance to the Metro station "Zócalo" located at the northeast corner of the square but no sign above ground indicates its presence.[3]"

The military exhibit filled the entire center of the Zocalo.

One of dozens of art pieces made from gun parts.

Bicycle built for 10 

There were close to 100 port-a-potties in a double row facing each other--
one side is for females and the other side for the male

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