More from Mexico City
Greetings backers, here's another update from Mexico City, where we're continuing to explore the city's post-Olympic legacy.
And there are only 17 more days left in our Kickstarter campaign, so please help us make this book project happen by spreading the word and blasting out this link: http://kck.st/KxGmoH Thanks!
México Mágico is an amusement park built in the '80s whose main attraction was scale models of Mexico's most famous buildings, and a 30-foot tall labrador retriever you could walk inside and see its giant internal organs. Sure-fire winner, right? Unfortunately the park fell on hard times a few years ago and closed, and the giant dog caught on fire. But the park's miniature models included some Olympic structures, so we hopped the fence to see what remained.
1968 Olympics stadium Palacio de los Deportes:
México Mágico also featured scale models of some of the Ruta de la Amistad Olympic statues... ironically the model of Herbert Bayer's Articulated Wall is in much better shape than the real thing (see update #2).
The charred skeleton of the Giant Dog:
Barbed wire wound:
What could top an afternoon of trespassing? An evening of masked Mexican wrestling! Arena Mexico was the boxing venue for the '68 Olympics and has long been the home of Lucha Libre wrestling. Several nights a week the faithful gather to watch the luchadores battle it out.
More to come. Thanks again for supporting the project. Cheers!
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