In Mexico City, I enjoyed finding little bursts of color that made me smile and art in unlikely places. Here are some of the vivid places and moments I experienced in Mexico City:
La Casa Azul, also known as the Frida Kahlo Museum.
An elaborate image of Mexico’s coat of arms in a building in the Palacio Nacional.
Diego Rivera murals at the Palacio Nacional depicting life in Mexico before the colonists arrived…
… and then how things changed once the colonists got there. I already love Diego Rivera’s sense of aesthetics and this series of murals was incredibly moving.
Botanical garden at the Palacio Nacional.
A flag waves at the top of the Metropolitan Cathedral in the Zocalo (main square).
Walls inside the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Wonderful bench around the corner from the Cathedral. Great to look at, but way too hot to sit on that day. I learned the hard way.
Juggling fire and standing on a ladder in the middle of traffic… a very dangerous way to make a living!
One of my “fancier” meals in Mexico. My hostel mate and I ventured over to the chichi Condesa neighborhood to have dinner with her friend at an organic-ish restaurant. This place also had a store that was a trip, it was like a mini version of Whole Foods.
Boats of Xochimilco.
Reflection on a Xochimilco Canal.
Mariachi band for hire on a Xochimilco canal.
Colorful decorations in Xochimilco.