The sun has a halo in Mexico City and residents can’t stop looking at it

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in News on Saturday 23 May 2015

Don’t look directly into the sun – that’s rule number one. But when the sun has an incredible halo around it, how could you not look directly into it? This phenomenon happened in Mexico City this past week and has everybody mesmerized.

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Live and let live in Mexico: photos by Carlos Alvarez Montero

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Photography on Wednesday 26 June 2013

Mexico: it’s not only about beautiful beaches, Speedy Gonzales, and huge sombreros. There are many sides to this magical country most of us will never see because it’s not accessible. So Mexico City-born photographer Carlos Alvarez Montero does a very good job with his photo series’, which explore the relationship between appearance and the creation […]

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Celestial photographs inspired by dreams

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Friday 10 February 2012

Jaime Martinez was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is currently living in Mexico City. His work is influenced by his many fashionable friends and surroundings. Jaime’s photographs have been featured in many magazines including Fifi, Subterra, and Rolling Stone Germany. [via Feature Shoot]

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Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg

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By Meredith Dittmar in New Art on Tuesday 7 February 2012

When I was in Mexico City in December I had the great pleasure of hanging with Mexican legendary artist Pedro Friedeberg. What? Never heard of him? I hadn’t either, until my first trip to Mexico City where I was introduced to his work at his retrospective at the National Museum. It was love at first sight. Check it, because this guy’s work is still, so current.

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Alinka Echeverria’s pilgrimage: the Road to Tepeyrac

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By Eve Politanoff in New Photography on Monday 10 October 2011

Each year, six million Mexican Catholic pilgrims journey to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe. In The Road to Tepeyac, Mexican visual artist Alinka Echeverria photographs 300 pilgrims bearing treasures of the Virgin to be blessed.

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Carlos Icaza, aka DJ Tropicaza

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By Dave Mata in New Music on Monday 12 October 2009

Anybody could roll down the list of bands that Mexico City’s Carlos Icaza is in, or credit him for his incredible work with the Vampi Soul people, but until you have met this brilliant, record collecting, drum-battering-anomaly in person, you have only read into a small semblance of what Icaza is all about. When I […]

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Frontera 96 store in Mexico City

Camilo Smith Reader Find

By Camilo Smith in Cool Travel on Friday 2 October 2009

Frontera 96 is a Mexico City retail and art space run by a design collective in the always hip Roma neighborhood. They sell t-shirts inspired by Mexico City indie rock bands, like Hello Seahorse! and Los Rebel Cats, with a revolving slate of groups coming in to sign autographs from time to time. The store is only open Friday through Sunday.

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Condesa DF, Mexico City

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 28 August 2009

Condesa DF is an uber-hip, boutique hotel in the heart of Mexico City’s stylish, tree-lined neighborhood of the same name. Housed in an architectural landmark building dating from 1928, the hotel and its restaurant exude style, energy, and creativity. Occupying the ground floor of an airy, high-ceiling open atrium is the buzzing restaurant and bar, where splashes of bright turquoise cut through minimalistic white, black, and brown tones.

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Torre Bicentenario

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By Snell in Architecture on Thursday 20 November 2008

Dutch uber-firm OMA, headed by Rem Koolhaas, has created this concept in Mexico City to symbolize the coming two hundred years of Mexico’s independence. There are many layers of symbolism in this building, from Mayan pyramids to which part of the building controls the park and which part controls the city, to the fact that […]

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