Patricio and I made our way to the Centro Histórico this cold afternoon in search of a book with old maps of Mexico, something that would document the known and changing landscape of the country. We parked at the far end of the Alameda, walking along its length to take in a photo exhibition of the Mexican Revolution. On this day in 1910, Francisco I. Madero called the nation to begin its Revolution, marking big changes in the political landscape, and in hopes of a better democracy.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador believes it to be a symbolically perfect day to begin his own fledgling government, purportedly in the name of a better democracy as well. Filling the Zócalo with thousands of people, he would take his oath as president of Mexico, in defiance of the officially recognized Felipe Calderón. We gathered some images in the chilly afternoon; for many, a double celebration of Mexican revolution. We'll see if the political landscape might at all change from here.