The Space in the Spaces
Bosque Desierto de los Leones
To me the forest is just something magical and that’s why I like to go there. I feel the humidity growing new forms on the trees with my palms. I smell the earth and remind myself I have not stood on it down below. I hear nothing of what I left below. We walked into the woods alone for three hours. Along the path we suddenly heard falling water. It was only two feet in front of us and we couldn’t see it. It fell through the concrete well.
The great Valley of Mexico is surrounded by forested hills, that over the years have been depleted to give room to urbanization. Mexico City has a daily population estimated at 20 million. The forest are three quarters of the natural water resource of the city. The uncontrolled depletion of these forests is endangering the sustainability of Mexico CIty who could be running out of water in a short period of time. Twenty five percent of the city’s water is already pumped into the city at the same electrical cost of a city of 4 million. The rest of the water comes from deep underwater aquifers already running low and causing the city floor to sink.