Saturday, February 7, 2009

Breathtaking photos of Mexico City taken from the sky (helicopter).

Last week I was organizing some stuff in my laptop and found a bookmark of the personal site of Oscar Ruiz, a mexican helicopter pilot. During his flights he takes pictures of the beautiful city I live in, Mexico City. I want to share some of this incredible pictures with everyone, here they are:

Above, a nice sight of Mexico City at night

Above the snowed tip of  "Ajusco Hill"

Above Chapultepec's Castle, built in the 1800's by Maximiliano

Above an example of mexican modern architecture at Interlomas (I live near this area).

Above Teotihuacan Pyramids, more than 2000 years old.

Above Insurgentes Av. with the WTC in the back

Above "La Plaza México", the biggest bullfighting ring (45,000 cap.)

Above the "Palacio of Bellas Artes" (Opera House and Museum)

Above a Shopping Mall with modern architecture (Palacio de Hierro at Polanco)

What I like about this pictures is that they somewhat represent the diversity of places, colors and cultures within Mexico City, it is like traveling through time, from the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan to the modern structures of the city. Being a local I sometimes take all these things for granted, but I hope that tourists could appreciate and admire this beautiful country. 

For more pictures please visit Oscar's homepage