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Modern Mexico's Standard Guide to the City of Mexico and Vicinity (Classic Reprint)
     

Modern Mexico's Standard Guide to the City of Mexico and Vicinity (Classic Reprint)

by Robert S. Barrett
 

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T has been said that throughout the world there is not such a splendid scene as the first View of Mexico City, the capital of the Mexican Republic. Nestling in a valley of surpassing beauty and like a jewel in its setting of silvery lakes and dark-green hills, the belfries and towers of

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Excerpt from Modern Mexico's Standard Guide to the City of Mexico and Vicinity

T has been said that throughout the world there is not such a splendid scene as the first View of Mexico City, the capital of the Mexican Republic. Nestling in a valley of surpassing beauty and like a jewel in its setting of silvery lakes and dark-green hills, the belfries and towers of its hundred churches and palaces are mirrored against a sky that baffles all description. It was this sight that inspired the feelings of awe, of wonder and admiration in the bosom of Hernan Cortez, as he stood with his little band of adventurers upon the crest of one of the surrounding hills and looked down upon the capital of the Moctezumas for the first time. Such feelings are common with all tourists as they view Mexico City from any of the surrounding elevations. But it is not the beautiful scene that alone inspires. It is the new sensation that awakens the imagination, that brings into play all the emotions, as the reminiscences come of the mighty conflicts that have dyed every foot Of the city's soil, of the many people and races who have made it their home. Here are the ruins of a civilization, thousands Of years before history commenced. Here was the home of Moctezuma, and there under the giant trees of Chapultepec, dreamt of the coming of the white god from across the seas. Here the flags of a hundred different governments have flown to the breeze. Here Maximilian raised his imperial standard which brought death to him at the end. All Mexico inspires the same interest, but here in the capital it reaches its climax.

The City of Mexico is the object point of all tourists, and naturally so. It is distinctive and individual, and is rapidly becoming modern in every respect. Its streets are wide and handsome, its Paseo de la Reforma one of the world's most beautiful drives; its hundreds of churches are evidence of the wealth and liberality of the people; its stores compare favorably with those Of Paris or London.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781333388980
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
05/05/2017
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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