It usually has pigeons around... and, yes, that's me at the base.
Inside you can buy souvenirs at reasonable prices.
Favorite thing: Get to walk by the main plaza, in front of the cathedral. There is a central kiosk with a iron eagle and serpent, the national emblem, on its top. See next picture.
Fondest memory: Don't miss to take a picture of you with Pancho Villa! Here you can see why he was nicknamed The Centaur of the North.