Tuesday, April 14, 2009

El Centro, México D.F.

As I wrote before, Downtown Mexico City is looking really good. Today I'm posting photos of some buildings. Most are really old. Hope you enjoy them.

This is Palacio Presidencial, where the president works.

And this building is the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.
It was built in 1588, and first belonged to the Jesuists.
It was used for many purposes, and in 1910
it passed on to Universidad Autonoma de México, the state
university. The university also has high schools
and this became Preparatoria No. 1. High School number 1.
My husband studied his high school here. In 1992 it became a museum.
A few years ago we saw a great Botello exposition.
Click here for more information (sorry, could only find it in spanish).

I'm back home after a safe trip. Tomorrow, more downtown photos. Good night.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are safely home. It looks like a great trip. I'm an only child so I can't imagine being with so many relatives. Once again, the old buildings are so pretty and have so many stories they could tell.

Angie said...

At first it was very difficult for me to deal with so many people, but now it would feel strange.I actually enjoy it. I'm glad you liked the buildings.