Postcard du su semana vino todo el camino de México. This is the first postcard I received from Mexico sent by my very dear friend Luisito who, despite our distance (he is in Caracas, Venezuela), has constantly been in touch with me all these years. He actually sent me an envelope full of postcards he purchased (all for me, of course) while he was on holiday in Mexico, HK, and France. I thought he also included the Halloween invitations he was planning to send me, hihihi. I apologise, it’s a private joke between us.
Anyways, on to the postcard:
The postcard shows the iconic landmark El Ángel de la Independencia, or The Angel of Independence, right in the heart of downtown Mexico City. Commonly called El Ángel , it is officially known as Columna de la Independencia. It is basically a victory column based in the centre of a roundabout along Paseo de la Reforma constructed commemorate the centennial of the beginning of Mexico’s War of Independence, celebrated in 1910. Crowning the column is a statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, which was made of bronze and covered in 24k gold. In later years it was made into a mausoleum for the most important heroes of that war. At the base of the column the names of celebrated Mexican heroes are featured. More details about the El Ángel features here.
El Ángel de la Independencia is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City, and it has become a focal point for both celebration or protest. (Source: Wikipedia)
Muchas gracias, mi querido Luis. Besos y abrazos.
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