Planes, buses and automobiles took us to Mexico City, (Santiago de) Queretaro, and San Miguel de Allende after our Mexican Visa interlude in Tucson last month. Yes, we were on the road nearly the whole month of November. Little wonder, then, that resting aboard the Slappey has been nice since we came back to San Carlos. We are getting ready to finally head out of here soon, though, even if our destination is in flux due to the raging Sea of Cortez. Here are some shots of our travels; we particularly liked Mexico City, and plan to go back again soon.
Not something we’ve seen much of since coming to the cruising part of Mexico….tall buildings
and beautiful buildings, though there have been a few of those down here
The great Museum of Anthropology, Chapultepec Park
John liked it so much he went twice
If the Frida Kahlo Museum is too crowded, you can always get into this one, in the same neighborhood
I assumed he was buried here, and sure enough….
What doesn’t show is the heavy fortification…. as it happened, not quite heavy enough
Avenida Reforma, on Sunday when it is pedestrian only
Still some of this about; look at the pretty painted wall that used to be, though
Excellent Franz Mayer Museum on the Park Alameda
Old and new, everywhere you look
These last two show a gaggle of drooping wires we could have been decapitated with on our double-decker turibus trip
We did not frequently have a clear, blue sky for a nice background
There are 8.8 million people in Mexico City proper. We met most of them on the metro.
Still building pyramids centuries later
This is what Carlos Slim had built to house his art collection
Our guest house, still in business after decades
It had no sign. You just had to know.
As I mentioned, John went to the anthropology museum twice
From the Castle atop Chapultepec Park, now a museum of Mexican History, once home to Emperor Maximilian
Looking down from the Castle
Another picture from the guest house; our restaurant room
From the Diego Rivera Mural Museum. There is only one large mural, but it keeps you busy.
Tracksuit-clad school children were everywhere. Here, a puppet tells them about the mural.
Here starts the Museum of Popular Art, my favorite
Another class comes to the museum
She wasn’t a museum piece
Birds for sale at the Mercado in Queretaro
Oh, the produce I could score up here
Queretaro and San Miguel are both beautiful Colonial-era cities; the only difference (camera-wise) is that San Miguel is hilly
A wedding on the square in San Miguel de Allende
I never fail to steal a look into an open courtyard
Behind the door, a secret slide into school….so says my niece. Tecnologico de Monterrey, Queretaro
An ancient pyramid right outside Queretaro
Quinceanera on the square in Queretaro
Statues are often huge in Mexico. This is Benito Juarez.