Mexico Monday redux, Part 24
This week, a few slides that my Dad had arranged in sequence in the carousel showing some buildings and monuments. I’ve tried and failed to locate some of these structures, like the domed building above and the Catholic church below, but all these photos were shot around 1970 and 1971.
Below is a familiar Mexico City landmark, El Ángel de la Independencia, which stands in a large traffic circle, or glorieta, in the Paseo de Reforma in Mexico City. You can get a closer look here (scroll down to the fourth item).
By the way, I don’t have a slide image of it, but the fifth item on that list is another statue that’s very familiar to me, the statue of Minerva in Guadalajara — and, if you travel northeast from Minerva up the Avenida Adolfo Lopez Mateos, you’ll arrive at the Christopher Columbus statue. I’ve now realized this Glorieta Colόn is a mere 2.5 miles from the Dairy Queen (also still in business after all these years) that I showed you a few weeks ago, located in Colonia Providencia. I’m finally closing in on a few of my childhood memories!