Xochimilco was once a lakeside village connected to Tenochtitlán by a causeway. Today it is the only part of Mexico City still to have the canals and semi-floating flower and vegetable gardens, or chinampas built by the Aztecs. Today it is popular with the tourists and chilangos, the city’s inhabitants, as they rent one of the many flower-decked punts and cruise the canals while enjoying a casual lunch. Smaller punts filled with musicians pull alongside the punts and offer a musical interlude to be enjoyed with the local cuisine.
Photograph taken with Nikon D100 & 24-85mm lens at 80mm on 14th November 2008