Saturday, May 18, 2024

Architectural Details

In Mexico City's Historic Center, as you head north from the area frequented by tourists, the neighborhood grows progressively more run-down.  But the architecture of the buildings dating from the colonial era, the 19th century and early 20th century reveal that it was once a much better part of town.

This building at the corner of República de Brasil and República de Bolivia, is full of fascinating architectural details.

Look at those drain spouts!

The sculpture on the corner of the building has an inscription in Latin and in Spanish saying "Work conquers all."

More details on the same building

The colonial buildings often have niches at the corner which contain a statue of a saint.

The corner of this building at República of Brasil and República de Perú, with its colorful ceramic tiles, takes the concept to another level.