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Xochimilco Canals, Mexico City

Xochimilco Canals, Mexico City

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Xochimilco district of Mexico city is known for its extended series of canals — all that remains of the ancient Lake Xochimilco. Xochimilco has kept its ancient traditions, even though its proximity to Mexico City influence that area to urbanize. Nowadays inhabitants and tourists can travel in colourful trajineras (Xochimilco boats) between chinampas covered with flowers.

Today, agriculture is an important but minor activity—the canals representing only a small fraction of their former extent, Chinampería (chinampa-related activities). It was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987.

The name Xochimilco comes from Nahuatl, and means "flower field place". It is pronounced [ʃoːtʃiˈmiːɬko] in Nahuatl and [sotʃiˈmilko] in Spanish.

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Hodero03-Dec-2009 15:52
How can Hodero teach THE MASTER of COLOR,don Eldar Kadymov, anything.
Amigo,your colors would make a colorblind person see color again !
Cheerio from windy and sunny Curacao.....
Eldar Kadymov03-Dec-2009 06:07
The cross-links, as you, James, insightfully pinpointed, are easily identifyable indeed. I learned a lot from my amigo Hodero and specifically while studying this epic gallery !
Thank you so much for such great remark about my modest attempts with D300, especially coming from such professional like you. I wish I could afford more lenses ( have only one ), and finally figure out how the bloody flash works on this camera, LOL. It's always either too much or too little :-(
Jim & Josefina03-Dec-2009 05:07
I'm pretty sure these are the colors Hodero chose for the new paint job on his house.

I am very impressed with the quality of the images you get from your D300. (v)