Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mexico City - Part IV - Metro, Murals, and Art Deco

A recap of Friday Feb 15, 2013 as described by Sun-Ling in an email to a friend.

1. La Ensenanza was closed.
2. The military show in the Zocalo is yet to be unveiled.
3. Took Metro to Universidad.
4. Walked to the Sculpture Garden.
5. Walked to Library, Rectorio, Stadium.
6. Walked to San Angel, quick snack & drink in Plaza San Jacinto
7. Quick stroll through San Jacinto church & grounds, may have been here in 2003
8. Casa Del Risco, impressive fountain
9. Walked to El Carmen, church closed, skipped the museum
10. Walked to Carrillo Gil, quick stroll realized none of the permanent collection was on display. Complained and got our whole 38 pesos of admission refunded. What kind of museum are they running?!
11. Tried to Metrobus to Teatro Insurgentes, card did not work, walked instead.
12. The mosaics at the Teatro were exquisite.
13. Got on the Metrobus by using a kind young woman's card.
14. Polyforum was easily identifiable from the bus, not just by the station name. Had not seen this much David Siqueiros before. But the ceiling murals were closed?! What's going on?!
15. Walked to La Condesa vegetarian restaurant and finally lunched.
16. Walked to La Condesa Hipodrom. A lot more art deco buildings than we expected.
17. Metro back to Isabela la Catolica. Quick look at Regina Coeli, good thing you highlighted it for us.
18. Shop for takeout and breakfast.
19. Zocalo was not very much light up.
20. Passed by Santo Domingo which was better lit.
21. Back to hotel

423 photos taken by John

Waiting in the Metro for the train to Universidad.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

In the Sculpture Garden.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

City University Library. Murals by Juan O'Gorman.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Olympic Stadium with mural by Diego Rivera.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Casa del Risco Fountain - Barrio San Jacinto.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Metrobus station on Insurgentes - love Bus Rapid Transit.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Rivera mural on Teatro Insurgentes. What's up with the pink advertisement?
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

David Siqueiros murals at Polyform.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Lunch!
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

La Condesa Art Deco.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Mural?
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico

Iglesia de Regina Coeli.
Regina Coeli - Mexico City

Plaza Santo Domingo.
Mexico City (D.F.) - Mexico


2 comments:

Crash Eddy said...

"423 photos taken by John" is not a hot link to Flickr. Did you mean it to be?

john said...

Crash - Not meant to be a link.