14OCT17--The International Book Fair in the 2017 Zócalo (FIL) will make culture one of the axes for the reconstruction of Mexico City after the events that occurred after the September 19 earthquake. From October 12th to 22nd , under the motto " Solidarity Culture ", in the Plaza de la Constitución
10OCT17 “Estamos Unidos Mexicanos” (We Are United Mexicans) earthquake relief concert in Mexico City's Zócalo Draws 170,000 People and brings in 6 million dollars for the fund, additionally a 'Cold Play' song's profits will be added to the fund. The music group 'U2' has upcoming events in Mexico City and will donate the profits to the fund from those shows. ifour : I'm glad you are only a 'bit' of an astraphobe, as the symptoms can be quite drastic. Illyngophobia is mine yet like you on the www not at all. SkylineWebcam's cam on a very very tall building does not at all bother me.
Ha. I don't know about that @Sam - You should see the number of duff shots I took before I got lucky with those! I consider myself a bit of a Skyline virtual storm chaser. Which is quite ridiculous for someone who is a bit of an astraphobe! I will happily sit for hours watching a thunderstorm on a webcam thousand of miles away. But, try and get me to watch one out of my own window... forget it! :P
El Hotel Zócalo Central , Thank you for hosting this SkylineWeb cam. I have not searched for statistics results YET from the concert : attendance , amounts raised , ect. Searching for anything from countries where English is not their primary language is challenging. The crews have worked through the night and from the looks they will be finished by the end of the day. IF I am correct another event is scheduled for Dia de la Raza which means "the Day of the Races" in the US of A - Columbus Day. 12 Oct 2017.. ifour, thanks for the screen captures you have uploaded you have a quick finger in capturing the lightning shots , well done.
Here's hoping the Earthquake relief fund concert (8th Oct 2017) was a success. Judging by the number of folks I saw in attendance (see photo), it would appear a good time was had by all.
Pardon : the concert today starts at 5pm Mexico City time 8 Oct 2017
ifour , thanks for earlier comments on uploading on Fridays , my last comment is meant for the structures being erected as of today 5Oct2017. I do not know what the last structure was for ''positive''. ifour as for the gatherings near 7pm ?could it be those gatherings are to see the flag lowering? MASSIVE flag! info at the wiki site under Banderas monumentales. The flag is beautiful. As is Mexico.
Sam believes : they are building venues for a music concert scheduled for 7pm ( their time ) 8 Oct 2017 for the earthquake relief fund. Many artistes.
Popped in from the UK (1am) to see what was occurring and, once again, I see a public gathering of sorts at 7pm local time. Can't seem to find any info regarding this. Can anyone (local) confirm what this may be?
Are they erecting a fence? What is the purpose of the large white building mid left side of screen?
Flag at half mast I see, respect to the dead. Nice touch there.
A new camera. Interesting. Not much damage in this particular area. I feel for them as I live in an earthquake area too.
Thanks, @Shelley I've literally just heard about today's earthquake on our UK national news. Blimey...
The flag is at half-mast to commemorate the earthquake in 1985 when 6,000 people died. Coincidentally another large earthquake, 7.1 magnitude, has struck again today, on the anniversary.