Sunday, June 5, 2016

Xochimilco Shrine, Mexico City

Next to Xochimilco, in Mexico City, where the Aztec canals exist and where flat-bottomed boats take visitors around the numerous canals, one finds a number of shrines, just like the one depicted below. They follow the colourful character of the region. In a previous post on this blog[1] we examined religious shrines in Greece and Cyprus. However, they do not have the colourful character found in this part of Mexico City. The shrines here are full of flowers and dedicated to the boaters’ patron Saints, verifying thus the significance of Christianity for the local people. 



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