Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.229.
Entitled – Mexico. The Avenida Juarez.
From a Photo by A. Briquet.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Mexico. – This is the capital, and by far the largest city of the Mexican Republic; it lies in the centre of the valley of Mexico, and contains about 350,000 inhabitants, chiefly full-blooded Indians, or Mestizoes, as well as a few hundred natives of the United States and Great Britain.
The streets are generally wide, but badly paved and ill-kept.
Travelling by the Inter-oceanic Railway, the approach to the City of Mexico from San Lazaro Station is made through a perfect avenue of weeping willows.
To the right of the track lies Lake Texcoco, while the new Military Target School, and in the distance the Penon – a rocky bluff rising abruptly from the plains – are also objects of interest.
On the left are the Viga Canal, the hill of Ixtapalapa, celebrated in Aztec history, while still further to the south may be seen the lofty and majestic, but now extinct volcano, Ajusco.
One of the most remarkable features of the City of Mexico is the number of splendid residences, built around “patios,” or open courtyards, in which are bright and sweet-smelling flowers, tall palms, and fountains.
The chief point of interest in the immediate neighbourhood of the city is the Palace of Chapultepec, finely situated on a rocky hill at the end of the Paseo de la Riforma, which is the fashionable drive of Mexico, and begins near the Alamede – a beautiful public garden, adorned with fine beeches and a great variety of flowers, trees, and shrubs, – and runs south-west for two miles to Chapultepec.
The palace is now occupied by the President, and the fine old cypresses in the grove surrounding it rise to a height of 120ft.
Some of these trees are 30ft. in circumference.
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