La Merced

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Alice Driver

In order to take this photo I had to get permission to climb onto the roof of the market in the La Merced neighborhood of Mexico City. I climbed up a rickety ladder with a group of Mexicans carrying bucket sized cups of michelada (beer mixed with lime and tomato juice). They were drinking to celebrate both the 55th anniversary of the market and the day of the Virgin of la Merced. From the roof I could see streets packed with walls of speakers two stories high and people dancing under the midday sun.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

 

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