Xochimilco is located north of the historic center of the city. At one time an aqueduct carrying water from springs in the mountains ran through the neighborhood on its way to the city.
The elevated sidewalk from which I took this picture was built on top of the old aqueduct.
A number of houses in the neighborhood are covered with interesting mural paintings.
Just a block away from our apartment is the church of Santo Tomás de Xochimilco.
On Fridays and Saturdays the churchyard is filled with a small but interesting market. The Pochote Market specializes in local handicrafts and organic foods.
Jane bought some flowers for the apartment from this vendor.
Detail of the brilliant woolen fabrics from the nearby village of Teotitlán del Valle in one of the market stalls.
Jane enjoys a cup of organic Oaxacan coffee purchased from one of the stalls.