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Parque los Tecajetes

Sunday, January 16, 2005 | 2 comments

At the end of the day I wanted to go out for a walk, and Esme proposed to go to a nearby park. We took the Casio LV-10 digital camera with us. On our way I took a picture of the famous cathedral in the center of Xalapa: "Catedral Metropolitana".

Catedral Metropolitana, Xalapa
Catedral Metropolitana, Xalapa

At the entry of the Parque los Tecajetes, because that's the name of the park Esme took me, we bought two small bags of fish food. The park has many small ponds and water ways with fish and turtles. I am not sure if the fish are "Koi" but they are big and look very nice.

Fish swimming in a pond.
Fish swimming in a pond.

When we fed the fish, most were not really interested. It was late in the day and probably lots of people had already fed them.

Picture of John Bokma
Picture of John Bokma

Later, Esme took a picture of me. This picture gives a nice impression of how beautiful the park looks (and also that I really have to shave myself). The water in the background has many, what looks like, oversized goldfish (Koi?). On the small islands in the water there are some turtles grouped together.

Monstera deliciosa or Split-leaf Philodendron
Monstera deliciosa or Split-leaf Philodendron

I took two pictures of plants growing in front of a wall with a nice color. To the left a Monstera deliciosa is growing. We bought a similar plant for our house over a week ago. To the right of the Monstera several other plants can be seen.

A nice group of plants
A nice group of plants

The park looks well-maintained and the plants and trees are nicely grouped.

A very green view
A very green view
Agaves
Agaves
Water and plants
Water and plants
Close up of the leaves of a Monstera deliciosa
Close up of the leaves of a Monstera deliciosa

A visit to this beautiful park close to the center of Xalapa is highly recommended.

In the evening we watched "The Others". To me the movie was very slow, and I could guess the ending of the story a bit. I liked the movie we saw the day before, "El Tigre de Santa Julia", much more.

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