One of our field trips was to the Museum of Popular Art.
It reminded me of the Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe; full of clever toys and objects.
Of course we had lunch at the tiled house, otherwise known as Sanborns.
And visited the Chapultepec Castle.
Maximillian and Carlotta lived here for only 3 years but they had to have a house fitting their station.
In case they wanted to go on a buggy ride.
Or have a few friends over for snacks.
I was most interested in the large hall full of Mexican history of the Revolution and plan to return next winter to spend an entire day there. I love history.
Oh, yes, that's Santa Ana's wooden leg above. Just wow.
They like big cakes in Mexico.
If you're getting married you'll want an extra tall one.
So yes, we visited a cake bakery to oooh and aahhh.
Most impressive to me was our visit to Carlito Dalceggio's home and studio.
He's lived all over the world, sharing his art.
Specializes in murals and walls. Performance painting. Has books and videos.
There's lots of information online about his work.
He keeps journals and paints rapidly.
He painted 16 sumi paintings while we watched. It took him only moments.
And then he gave us each a painting.
This beautiful man.
Katie's 2nd class was making portable altars.
Check her blog too; I'm sure her story will round out the one I'm telling.
A few of us checked out the Metro (subway). It was clean and efficient.
Belles Artes Museum.
Katie in front of the grand Cathedral in the giant Zocalo.
That's a big church!!
A smile that could light up a city.
Mexico's humungous flag; proud country, beautiful country, thank you for your hospitality and friendship. I shall return, God willing.