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Cuernavaca Church in Cuernavaca, Mexico2

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Another church in the same complex.

Cuernavaca Church in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Part of the mission in this town.

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City7

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A bird cage with real birds that were chirping in the lobby.  Nice touch!

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City6

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Nice mural inside the hotel . . .

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City5

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Wow!  A beautiful view of the stained glass ceiling in my hotel.

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City4

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An elevator from another time.

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City3

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A classy staircase for this hotel.

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City2

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Another lobby shot . . .

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City

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Amazing view of the inside of my hotel in Mexico City!

A Church Near the Zocalo

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I wish I could find out the name of this church.  I discovered it on a random walk through the neighborhood surrounding my hotel.

Zocalo-Metropolitan Cathedral2

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I loved the weather down there, occasional rain and cooler temperatures that compared favorably to San Antonio.

Part of the Cathedral in Zocalo

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The side of the cathedral located in the Zocalo.

A Nice Touch

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Also in the Zocalo . . .

More From the Zocalo Area . . .

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. . . in downtown Mexico City.  My hotel was adjacent to this building.

Zocalo--Metropolitan Cathedral

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This was a beautiful sight on a chilly and rainy day.  I enjoyed looking at this Cathedral from my hotel room all week.

Chapultepec Castle2

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Approaching the gate to the castle and location of the concert.

Chapultepec Castle

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One of the first activities I participated in after arrival in Mexico City was to attend a concert at Chapultepec Castle.  The concert was performed by university students and was quite professional for that level.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take any pictures of the performers due to it being a distraction for them.

FYI, this castle is most famous for being the home of Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota.  I took this exterior shot as I was walking up the hill to the castle.

Mexico City

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Finally, I got to visit Mexico City!  It's a shame I've lived so close for so many years and never made it there (although I've traveled almost everywhere else).  A few minutes after I arrived at my hotel, the staff brought this plate of treats to my room.  I appreciated the personal touch of adding my name in chocolate.