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    I'm going to Mexico City tomorrow night and have been there a lot, but I've never seen this cartoon village. I'll be sure to look for Quagmire and Stewie while there.

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    Surreal aerial photos of Mexico City

    Wow.

    http://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/PhotoAlbum31.html
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    Looks like Daly City, CA minus the fog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwaa
    Looks like Daly City, CA minus the fog

    Here you go...
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    Looks like I may have found a way to get all that acreage I've wanted, wonder if my neighbors would mind.
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    I'd get lost in that 'hood.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Looks just like L.A. if you ask me. Even has the sound of mariachi music wafting throughout the entire area, just like L.A.

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    actually it is Daly city

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwaa
    Looks like Daly City, CA minus the fog
    this is the shot right before the Filipinos start up their ricecookers in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack

    damn. that's grotesque, for many reasons...

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    where are the flying aliens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Looks like I may have found a way to get all that acreage I've wanted, wonder if my neighbors would mind.
    Its even got a swing set! Of course most kids would probably want to build some custom rat maze in the wild pillar structure supportting that thing. Cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    where are the flying aliens?
    do you mean illegal aliens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    nice website...very interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by misctwo
    do you mean illegal aliens?
    no, UFOs!
    http://www.rense.com/general66/flying.htm

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    "This is Red-five. I'm going in, cover me!"



    BTW, these track communities

    https://homepage.mac.com/helipilot/....CasitasGeo.jpg

    seem to be everywhere in mexico these days. The ultimate in stamp-them-out houses. I love the style with the cystern on the roof.
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    isn't that whole mess....

    ..... sitting near a major fault, and on top of very unstable sediment of an ancient huge lake? That photo Lidarman will some day serve as a "before".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    nice website...very interesting

    a lot look like toys... or Legoland

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
    ..... sitting near a major fault, and on top of very unstable sediment of an ancient huge lake? That photo Lidarman will some day serve as a "before".
    Well... this city already took a nice 8.5 richter shake... and it's back up alive and kicking!!

    The actual part where the lake was is very small in comparison to the rest of the city. But the "lake part" is grossly populated though.

    Most buildings are now built to withstand heavy shakes. Some people from other parts of mexico or from overseas get a nice thirll with their first shake but then you get used to them. Not rare occurences, you know.

    The city is a nice mess... it's an old (much older than any city in the US) and overgrown city. Too many people, too big of a mess.

    I work a few blocks away from the triangular dept store shown in one of the pics and Elmadaleno works in the "Torre Mayor" (which is the tallest building in Mexico) that is shown only the heliport.
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    Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    Well... this city already took a nice 8.5 richter shake... and it's back up alive and kicking!!

    The actual part where the lake was is very small in comparison to the rest of the city. But the "lake part" is grossly populated though.

    Most buildings are now built to withstand heavy shakes. Some people from other parts of mexico or from overseas get a nice thirll with their first shake but then you get used to them. Not rare occurences, you know.

    The city is a nice mess... it's an old (much older than any city in the US) and overgrown city. Too many people, too big of a mess.

    I work a few blocks away from the triangular dept store shown in one of the pics and Elmadaleno works in the "Torre Mayor" (which is the tallest building in Mexico) that is shown only the heliport.
    By "old" isn't it like all the way back to pre-Aztec or older civilizations? And what is the altitude?

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    Great pictures. Thanks for the guided tour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
    By "old" isn't it like all the way back to pre-Aztec or older civilizations? And what is the altitude?
    Not reallly that old. The city as Mexico-Tenochtitlan was founded in mid 1300's... very new if you compare them to other civilizations in mexico. The Olmecas were the first recognized civilization in Mexico. They lived by the Gulf Coast of Mexico like 3000 years ago (I'm not making this up).

    My hometwon (Veracruz) was the place where the spaniards arrived to in 1519 and hence it's the oldest municipality of all continental america. There are older municipalities in Cuba and other Caribbean countries and islands.

    Height here at the city itself is 7,200ft. If you want to leave the city, you have to climb except for the city's North-East where the terrain is flat. Our most common trailheads are at some 8,500 and 9,000ft of elevation.

    Weather is rather well tempered and comfortable all year long (30's to 80's), very dry except for the rain season between May and October.

    Visit the mexico forum for you to see some pics of our trails... nice riding over here. Lots of fireroads, singletrack to spare and always up-and-down... and it's just the tip of the iceberg!!
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    Breathtaking shots

    Those are amazing shots. Thanks for sharing. From the looks of things, your job security is going through the roof right about now! It looks like a tough place to get around on the ground. Never been to Mexico City, but it looks like a cool place to visit.

    I had to look very carefully to acknowledge that some of those picture are real! The photos play tricks on you. Especially the "legoland" villages. They are just plain bizarre looking.

    I thought the water source facility shot was very cool.

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    Nice pics!
    For those interested in some more aerial shots, check out Vincent Laforet, NY Times staff photographer:
    http://www.laforetvisuals.com/main.php

    EDIT: Go to Index>Perspectives for the best, but also check out Editorial Two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    Nice photos! How's the terrain?

    & mtb access?
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