Here comes a full bunch of pictures!
Our amazing guide that holds the tours and rings the bells every hour... by hand!
Me on top of the cathedral :)
You can see the remaining of the Templo Mayor down to the left
The guide waiting with patient for all the slow tourists...
Many steps during hundreds and hundreds of years have shaped the stair...
The bells are all manual, and this particular one they normally don't use. It has killed to many, that's why it has a red cross on it. When swinging it it has unfortunately knocked people out the opening falling down to the ground.
Here the guide shows an example of how he swing the ones without rope. He started of just pushing the bell, and when it got speed he gave it more weight by pulling it down as you see on the picture by holding the wood. What you don't see in this picture is that he actually held on when the bell came back, so he went up in the air with the bell, letting go of the ground, to generate more power to get the bell to ring once. All of us watching didn't expect that and we all went "OHHHHH" thinking that this was that last we would see of him. But he was alright, and we were shocked.
Here you can see them in action, ringing the bells every hour! We took these pictures from the site of Templo Mayor, maximizing the capacity of the camera zoom :)