Earth to Major Tom

It was one of those instances where a street changes in what seems like the blink of an eye. I have walked by the corner of Avenida Juárez and Calle Balderas a thousand times, but a recent stop at that corner revealed the sparkling new headquarters of the Church of Scientology in Mexico. According to Wikipedia, Scientology teaches that people are immortal spiritual beings who have forgotten their true nature. German authorities have considered outlawing the religion in the motherland, although Mexico, where about 90 percent of the population declares itself Catholic, is much more tolerant. The afternoon I took this photo, Scientology's most well known adept, Tom Cruise, was nowhere to be found.