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Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘Property Assessment’ in the context? The people in the mural of the National Palace are larger than the men in the offices. Dark brown women among jungle trees. Men cutting stone, weaving cloth, playing drums, carrying flowers as big as brooms. Quetzalcoatl sits at the center of one mural in his grand green-feathered headdress. Everyone is there: Indians with gold bracelets on brown arms, Porfirio Díaz with his tall white hair and French sword. In one corner sketch, a native escuincle dog growls at the European sheep and cattle that have just arrived, as if he knows the trouble ahead. Cortés is there too, in the hallway outside Property Assessment. The painter has made him look like a white-faced monkey in his crested helmet. Moteczuma kneels, while the Spaniards make their mischief: fat monks stealing bags of gold, the Indians enslaved.How would you explain ‘Property Assessment’ in the third to last sentence? Does it refer to one of the ministries of the Mexican government, because the National Palace is where Mexican government is located. Thanks!
Feb 16, 2014 2:06 PM
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I don't know for sure but it sounds like a building where government functions related to property as located, most importantly taxes. In USA for example, most places have taxes on owned personal property most notably homes so of course there need to be offices to keep track of all that
February 16, 2014
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English