I've written about this before, but I will mention it again. I get very annoyed by the way the government of Mexico City takes one of their most iconic spots and fills it with ugly crap.
The Zócalo is Mexico City's huge central plaza, one of the largest city squares in the world (only Red Square in Moscow is larger). It is surrounded by historic buildings such as the Cathedral and the National Palace. It is one of the most impressive sights in the city.
Yet, more often than not, when I visit Mexico City, there is something filling the plaza and obstructing the grand view. Last week I went downtown and found these enormous tents set up for a Science and Technology Exposition. They nearly filled the square, and, as you can see in the photo above, the bell towers of Cathedral are peaking above them.
I am not the only one who feels this way. My friend Alejandro, a native of the city, finds the various expositions that are erected on the Zócalo to be a blight on the heart of the city's historic center. He says that they need to find somewhere else to hold these events.
Just imagine if the city of Rome decided to pitch a bunch a tents in St. Peter's square blocking the view of the Basilica!!!