The Plaza Carso area also includes office and apartment towers, a theater (currently featuring a Spanish-language version of "The Lion King") and a couple of shopping malls, one of them anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue.
Alejandro and I came here to visit the latest addition to Plaza Carso, the Imbursa Aquarium.
You exit the elevator at the lowest level where you find an enormous tank filled with a large variety of ocean fish, including a several kinds of sharks and rays.
From there you head to the levels above where you find smaller tanks exhibiting
everything from jelly-fish to sea horses to colorful tropical fish to fresh water fish.
One rare and strange amphibian on display is the axolotl. The axolotl is native to the lakes of the Valley of Mexico (where Mexico City is located). Because those waters have either been drained away, or are polluted, the axolotl in the wild is near extinction.
While viewing the axolotl, I could not help but remember a short story by the Argentinian author Julio Cortázar which I read in college. In that story, the narrator visits an aquarium. He becomes obsessed with the axolotl that he sees. He stares into the amphibian's eyes until finally, the narrator becomes an axolotl.
I did not stare into the axolotl's eyes!