National Geographic : 1934 Dec
Photograph by Fairchild Aerial Surveys QUEEN ON A COMMERCIAL CHESSBOARD IS THE ANCIENT CATHEDRAL OFMEXICO CITY Around the "St. Peter's of Mexico" swirls the busy life of the capital, many of its canyon streets leading into the cross-pathed Plaza delaConstituci6n. One ofthe first great Christian temples built in North America, it rises near the site of a pagan Aztec sanctuary. On the right of the square isthe National Palace. Inthe right background is the Church of Santo Domingo, remnant of the one-time Monastery of the Dominican Order.