xochimilco

xochimilco, ciudad de méxico (2021)

A photograph series documenting Xochimilco Ecological Park in the southern Mexico City borough during the coronavirus pandemic.

Noted for its trademark “trajineras”, boats similar to gondolas that ferry visitors and tourists alike, the park and surrounding canals are some of the few areas left in the Valley of Mexico that still retain a significant number of “chinampas”, pre-Hispanic artificial lake islands constructed for agricultural use by the Aztecs.

The area was declared a biological reserve by the Mexican government in 1984 and and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

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