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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 17 April 2015

Cathedral reflection

 Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City reflected in the glass panels outside the church.














Inside the Cathedral is a pendulum which records  how much the building is moving. Reduction of the water table,caused by the pumping of water for use by Mexico City's increasing population, means that the ground is continuously settling and causing the building to sink.























                          

haring with James at Weekend Reflections

21 comments:

  1. Isn't the pendulum interesting, but not good about the water table.

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  2. Beautiful cathedral and reflections !

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  3. Beautiful reflection of the cathedral.

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  4. That's a little scary about the water table depletion making the cathedral move that much!

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  5. Haven't been to Mexico City since 2005 - ten years!! There used to be a pendulum like that at the Smithsonian that absolutely fascinated me.

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  6. Haven't been to Mexico City since 2005 - ten years!! There used to be a pendulum like that at the Smithsonian that absolutely fascinated me.

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  7. wow, what an impressive structure! i hope it can last for many, many more generations, even if it settles a bit.

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  8. wonderful building and great reflection.
    Visited from weekend reflections :)

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  9. Incredible place!! Thanks for your visit; And I'm glad to discover your wonderful travels, so I'll come back to read about and see new posts of yours! Have a great weekend! Alexa T

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  10. You caught the bell ringer in the act! I have seen the outside of the cathedral -- whizzing by in a taxi, holding on for dear life.

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  11. The cathedral is really magnificent as well as the reflection... Excellent trip....

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  12. I can't imagine standing right next to those bells while pulling them! He must be deaf by now!!

    Great photos.

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  13. Beautiful reflections and I found the pendulum interesting. The Cathedrals are built to last centuries and its amazing what man does to the environment around them. Take care. Chel x

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  14. Amazing architecture and yes! I can imagine the ringing of the bells would be quite loud.

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  15. Our world has some awesome sights.

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  16. Beautiful building and reflections. Scary that the building is sinking ... And that the water table is decreasing as people increase ... Water issues are going to be a huge problem these days.

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  17. I was there years ago. Lots of sights to see!

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  18. A magnificent cathedral, wow !

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  19. Incredible wealth in such a poor country.

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