Plaza Garibaldi, home to Mexico City’s mariachis. Located along one of the city’s main avenues, Eje Central a few blocks from the Fine Arts Palace. At all hours of the day and night, mariachi bands can be found playing or soliciting gigs from visitors to the Plaza, or on the main avenue trying to get picked up and taken to house parties to play. A must see if you are in the city centre.
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Plaza Garibaldi, Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City, Mexico
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Erin, nomadic being inspired by the unknown. Based as a freelance photographer for 5 years in Mexico Erin has recently returned to explore her homeland of New Zealand. Erin’s work applies environmental portraiture with landscapes and habitats to break the stereotypes which surround her subjects.
 

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Beautifully designed restaurant.
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