This is a walkable map of the Centro Historico of D.F., part of a permanent exhibit about the city at the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico. There's also a traveling exhibit on Mexican graffiti. Below, a detail of a large 1963 acrylic and pencil on wood piece by Luis Covarrubias, imagining Tenochtitlan and the great Lago de Texcoco before the arrival of the Spanish.
* Here is a cool and kinda weird virtual depiction of a battle during the fall of Tenochtitlan at YouTube. The rain and lightning are very apt. It's crazy to think that the ground where all that happened is the same ground we walk upon today: Colonial buildings and churches, McDonald's and Zara and Oxxo, metro tunnels.
** You may or may not see slight glitches in coming posts at Intersections. TypePad 'upgraded' its composing functions, reminding me that the look and functionality of this blog remains at the will of its hosts, and that maybe I should upgrade myself and seek to go solo somehow, again.
I know it must be easy, but I'm a dingbat when it comes to the mechanics of blogging. And anyway, with freelance work and the book project looming larger than ever, posting in general may be scaled back through the end of the year. Thoughts? Leave a comment, or email me.