Wander the streets of Mexico City’s Centro Histórico with photographers Brett Gundlock and Lindsay Lauckner Gundlock who lived there for three years before returning to Canada – and who revisited their old stomping grounds back in February while on assignment for Air Canada enRoute.
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Perhaps the best way to capture the essence of Mexico’s capital city is by visiting the cinematic neighbourhood of Centro Histórico: it may have a centuries‑old past, but it’s also the heart of modern‑day Mexico. Aztec emperor Montezuma, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés, peasant armies and all the Mexican presidents have walked through its cobblestone streets. There’s a chaos to the Centro Histórico that one can learn how to manage, but never master. Streams of people walk this way and that. Someone holding too many parcels stops abruptly in front of a window display, while a hurried man on a bike‑cart nearly takes you out at the knees.