Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mexico City Cathedral before the Popes visit // Mexico Citys katedral

I guess none has missed that the pope was visiting Mexico now this February. When in Mexico City he took an important tour to the big cathedral in the city, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral... or the official name "Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven." Try to beat that name!

Anyway, since one of us in the family is Mexican/Italian we have followed the popes adventures on the news. He has been riding his special car where he can stand up and wave to the crowed, and on the video below you can see the part when he is arriving to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

They have been cleaning and preparing for the popes arrival of course, and the golden inside actually looks more shiny then when we were there last October. Here comes our pictures!

The cathedral from the terrace of a cafe. Its a massive cathedral, the biggest one in America. Behind the cathedral, use to be an even bigger pyramid, Templo Mayor, we will show pictures of the remaining later. Unfortunately the stones of that temple was used to build this cathedral.

The cathedral from another viewpoint.

The massive entrance

The big organ inside the cathedral

Do you see that the picture is leaning? Its not us being bad photographer, the cathedral itself is sinking into the ground. The city itself is built on a a lake, so parts of the city is slowly sinking. The cathedral has been in the risk zone of being completely destroyed, sinking from each corner. However they have now managed to stabilize each corner of the cathedral, making it sinking at least strait down.

This pendulum is hanging in the middle of the cathedral, demonstrating the vibrations that the city creates. When we were there the pendulum was moving, constantly, back and forth, slowly, with a distance of  50 cm if I'm not remembering incorrectly. The cathedral is swinging back and forth. A bit scare I must admit...

The gold (that was once belonging to the Aztecs) that has been cleaned for the popes visit.

Even  the outside is leaning...


Remaining of Templo Mayor behind the Cathedral, with the cathedral itself visible in the background. One majestic building gave life to another.

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