THE CONCRETE JUNGLE OF MEXICO CITY
More than 21 million people live in Mexico City in 2022. Mexican photographer Pablo Lopez Luz took a series of photos of this giant human anthill from aerial view.
Mexico City was founded in 1325 by the Aztec Indians. The founders of the city — the ancient Aztecs — initially lived a nomadic lifestyle practicing hunting and fishing. Their tribes appeared in the vicinity of modern Mexico City around 1200.
This city is the most densely populated city in the western hemisphere: 9,800 persons per 1 sq.km.
There are many monuments and unique buildings in the city (more than 1400 in Mexico City). There are also 10 archaeological parks on the territory of Mexico City.
The overpopulation of Mexico City creates the problem of giant traffic jams on highways. Due to the high level of air pollution, a thick cloud of smog hangs over the city.
From the heights you can see how its endless houses cover all the surface of the hills and valleys to the horizon.
These are some photos of the stone jungle from outer space: