Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mexico City - Part II - Art and Architecture on Ash Wednesday

A day of architecture and murals. After taking in the Zocalo, we hit the National Palace to see the Diego Rivera murals, then the Education Building to see more Rivera murals; the Bellas Artes building, the Post Office, the Diego Rivera Museum, the Alameda, the Monument to the Revolution, and a few churches - it was Ash Wednesday.

It's hard to get a good photo showing the vastness of the Zocalo - here's a video shot during the flag lowering ceremony.


Charging stations for electric taxis just off the Zocalo.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

One panel of Rivera's The Epic of the Mexican People mural at the National Palace.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Tourists taking in another Rivera mural on the 2nd floor of the National Palace.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Some Rivera murals at the Public Education building.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

The Main Post Office (Correo Mayor).
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

The Art Deco National Lottery Building - Architect: Jose Cuevas - 1930's.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

A few shots of and from the Art Deco Monument to the Revolution - Architect: Carlos Obregón Santacilia.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park by Diego Rivera.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Edificio La Nacional with the Seguros Latino America building looming behind.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

Bellas Artes.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico

And finally, folks strolling on Madero after Ash Wednesday services.
Mexico City (D.F) - Mexico




1 comment:

Crash Eddy said...

GM of the Zocalo http://goo.gl/maps/EWBDp doesn't quite show that huge flag but its shadow casts across the plaza. Raising and lowering has been captured by many on YT. What a spectacle!