UNAM

|November 17, 2013 | Mexico, Travels

Wow, what a place. What I can tell you is that it feels like the set of a 1970s science fiction movie ( like really really, like you wouldn’t be surprised if Doctor Zaius came walking along ), and the giant sculptures have kids hiding inside making out and listening to metal on their phones.ThinnerUNAM

Some things from the internets :

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” Want to escape the Distrito Federal without getting on a bus? No, it’s not a trick question. The campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ( UNAM ) is technically a separate city with its own transportation system, police force, and government, and has therefore escaped much of the sprawl and overdevelopment that plagues the city surrounding it. The grounds are carpeted with lush plants and shaded by tall trees. The best place to get a feel for the university is the sculpture garden located in front of the Torre de Rectoría, which is adorned with a three-dimensional mural by socialist painter David Alfaro Siqueiros. The huge green lawn strewn with sculptures by modern Mexican artists among giant lava rock beds is a great place for lounging and people-watching in a university atmosphere; during the week, expect to see everything from lovers holding hands to student violinists rehearsing before class or auditions. “

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” Espacio Escultórico ( Spanish for Sculptural Space)  is a huge area in the middle of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México‘s Cultural Center. Here, huge sculptures were built on the 1970′s. The work of ‘ Espacio Escultorico ’ that stands out most is formed by a series of white sculptures around a volcanic crater in the area. “