Vertical garden on high-speed posts in Mexico

By applying high technology, Mexico has turned the high-rise pillars into modern vertical gardens. This is part of the Via Verde Project (which means green city) – an initiative to combat environmental pollution, beautify the city and reduce stress for drivers.

Like other densely populated capitals in the world, Mexico City is a city with heavy traffic. It is estimated that it takes 230 hours a year on the road due to traffic congestion. From this situation, the project of vertical gardens was created to ease the tension during traffic jam, and bring more fresh air.

Via Verde is a Mexican project aimed at pillars in this two-storey highway system in order to make them a living place for green plants. This idea belongs to architect Fernand Ortiz Monasterio and the company specializing in vertical gardening Verde Vertical. The project has covered more than 1,000 highway pillars with an area of ​​more than 60,000 square meters.

Due to its large population, from 2006 to 2009, the curving highway of Anillo Periférico – the symbol of Mexico City – has extended the elevated road above most of the original routes. At the same time with the widening of the expressway, a series of cement pillars grow up dull and dull in the heart of the city.

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Therefore, more than 80,000 drivers in this city signed a petition expressing that they felt uncomfortable because the appearance of these pillars had lost the city landscape, and they wanted to change. . The petition was reviewed by the government and Via Verde was born.

The Via Verde project’s small vertical gardens use sensor-mounted frames and irrigation systems. The whole system uses automatic technology, remote control and only uses treated rainwater.

So Via Verde doesn’t waste fresh water. The selected trees grown in this project are all plants with good vitality in dusty environments, and have good air cleaning properties.

Mexico is not the only city in the world to implement the idea of ​​creating vertical gardens in urban areas. Some other populous cities like Lodon, São Paulo and Beirut are also moving with similar projects, following the prevailing “smart city” trend. Not only that, China is also planning to build a “forest city”.

Life in Mexico City: who gets angry, that person fails

In the impression of journalist Megan Frye, Mexico City is where people never get angry. During this time in this Central American city, she met only one person who lost her temper in public. But this guy is not local people.

When witnessing a man screaming in a cafe with the cashier: “She stole my money” because she thought the bounce was short of money, Megan was very surprised. Everyone in the shop looked at the impatient guy with an attitude of hesitation, and the cashier avoided going inside to reduce the guests’ rage. After this person left, she resumed her work and smiled, serving other guests as if nothing had happened, according to the BBC news.

From a young age, Mexican children were taught that “Who is angry, that person loses.” Eleazar Silvestre, an immigrant from the northern desert of Sonora, said: “We were taught to be calm in all situations.” This is especially reflected in the central region of the country, including the Mexican capital, one of the most modern and integrated cities in Latin America.

When you ask for directions in Mexico City, you may find yourself walking around following someone’s instructions. Simply because this person does not want to confess to you that they do not know the way and will be rude. Likewise, when you take a taxi, if you are kind to the elegant, polite greetings, you will have a comfortable ride and be enthusiastically helped by the driver.

Some natives also argue that not looking at the eyes of the opposite person while talking is a sign of respect, looking at each other’s eyes is often seen as a declaration of war.

The  elegant language was passed down by the natives themselves, then blended with the polite tradition of the Spanish in the 16th century. This is most evident in central and southern Mexico. , which is dominated by nearly 300 years by Spaniards and 100 years by dictatorships.

The exciting life in Mexico city

The staircase leading up to the second floor of the Casa Grande (Large House) in Mexico city at midnight seemed to burst apart due to the frenzy of music and human heels.

On the brown wood floor, the Mexican boys jumped repeatedly on the Jarana while the three girls stood in the middle of the ring and slammed their heels on the beat of Son. Saturday night and they will dance until the sun rises. Because in Mexico City, people live to love.

Mexico City – The City of lovers

Do not rush to think only young people are left over for a half-hour kiss. In Mexico City, love is on every corner of the street, on the head of silver, the tight tightening of the waist and affectionate hands. In Mexico City, love is not sex. Just go to the Glorieta de Insurgentes square and watch gay couples still hang together until midnight. Oh, Mexico City is a gay marriage support center.

Not far away from this place, the old town in the heart of Mexico City is home to the archaeological site of the Aztec Templo Mayor. It was built in the 14th-15th centuries. The old town is also home to many beautiful colonial-era buildings such as Palacio de Bellas Artes, Monumento a la Revolución..

But do not think that this passionate city is rich in noisy entertainment without the depth of historical culture. Knowledge visitors can spend a few days visiting the National Anthropology Museum, one of the finest in the world in terms of abundance, detail. and a wealth of artifacts as well as information about the Maya civilization, the Aztec. In particular, the museum still holds a large stone of the Aztecs.

In October, when standing on the top of the 44-story Torre Latinoamericana tower in central Mexico City, looking across the city in the late afternoon sun, you will not be surprised to ask yourself this beautiful. They will see where this city comes from. Beneath the red rooftops is a vibrant city.

The colors of cultural in Mexico City

Mexico City is known as a tourist place attracting visitors from all in the world. Coming here, visitors can find the culture of Mexico’s rich through the architectures, interesting attractions and traditional dishes.

Mexico has been known for friendly country, history, culture, great architecture, and fine food. Many visitors have found great relaxation in here when exploring this unbelievable city. That is the one of creating colors in their country.

The most interesting is looking this city view from the 44-storey Latin American building, Torre Latinoamericana. From this high tower, you can see the snow-capped peaks of Popocatepetl or Izataccihuatl. In addition, you can also see green parks, boulevards, palaces or museums that mark this city’s history of appearing and development.

The Spanish had built the Plaza of the Constitution square for a long time. It is known as name that’s Zocalo. Especially, it is the third largest square in the world. Zocalo is Mexico’s cultural and historical center, and is place to organization this country’s major cultural events.

Square of Three Cultures, the famous 17th-century San Diego church, or buildings built in the late 20th century are also a must-see when exploring Mexican architecture.

What’s the better way to visitors sit on a yacht to visit the floating gardens of Xochimilco on weekends. That locates in south of the city.  There are many canals and crowded fruit markets. Undoubtedly, you will never forget a Mexico City stretching itself in a lot of scented nature.

If you want to enjoy the culture of ancient Mexico, go to the Coyoacan district. It is where the colors of culture are reflected boldly through restaurants, churches, galleries… You can also find handcrafted or hand made items in here.

The two main factors that shaped the Mexican culture were indigenous Indians and Spaniards. Despite of their complexity cultural, Mexicans are always friendly and adored with visitors.