Guanajuato, Gto:http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudio_valle/4083753476/http://www.flickr.com/photos/72494726@N00/2176710954/San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas:http://www.flickr.com/photos/drarturocancino/4003433044/Cuernavaca, Morelos:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57138917Mexico City:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/59188323http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43194672Cuautla, Morelos (typical small town Mexico):http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16045764Quetzaltenango, Guatemala:http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattchalmers79/3576487031/San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala:http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31425679
Beautiful. It's easy to forget that so many of the great cities in Latin America pre-date our own here in the USA. And paradoxical that a lot of them are in much better shape than places like Detroit, Cleveland, etc despite much lower median incomes. Really shows how destructive auto-centric development decisions can be.
Thanks, Brian -- love those! Mexico is a treasure trove of Old Urbanism.Motowntotreetown: I agree -- the old centers of these cities remain the best-kept and most well-to-do areas, for the most part. There is plenty of poverty to be found on the fringes, but plenty of decent affordable housing as well, especially in Mexico.