Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Aesthetic Post

Sorry for the silence. Today was my last day in the New World, and I went to send a postcard at the Palacio Postal in Mexico City's historic centre. I did not actually expect a palace.

Mexico City's Palacio Postal (1909)

I was even more impressed when I saw this gigantic mosaic depicting the Aztec's founding story - when the nomad tribe saw an eagle eating a snake on a cactus, that is where they founded Tenotichtlan (later Mexico City). I had to look thrice to believe the whole thing was made out of stamps.

Pablo Magana Gonzalez, "Escudo Nacional" (made from 34 279 stamps stamped between 1890 and 1934)

Now this is dedication to Old World mail.

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