Mexico

Mexico’s people and markets

Arts and crafts are everywhere in Mexico. Items are for sale at every turn ― on the roadsides, in the streets and in the markets ― while the artisans can frequently be seen at work. Social life is often structured around these lively places of trade and exchange.

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Floating Gardens
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Even before the Spanish Conquest, the city was dotted with a grid of small islands and canals were used for transportation.
1952
Mexico, Xochimilco
Sketch, grease pencil, on drawing paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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