Architecture

Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Musem

Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Musem

One Reason to love Mexico City: Diego Rivera’s Anahuacalli Museum in Coyoacan. Over his lifetime, Diego Rivera collected 50,000 pieces of pre-hispanic art. According to the museum staff he bought from ‘archaeologists’ who robbed temple sites and had a hand in taking pieces himself. Slideshow:

Museo Antropologia

Museo Antropologia

Mexico City, the museum of anthropology. There’s more than I can write pecking a letter at a time on my iPhone so here’s some photos until I can get to my computer

Xilitla, Las Pozas

Xilitla, Las Pozas

Xilitla Las Pozas from Suzanne da Rosa on Vimeo. Las Posas – beginning with the trip through the mountains outside of Queretaro and into the tropical green of Xilitla and Las pozas, the sculptures, the labyrinth quality of the sculptures in the jungle, ending with […]

Brunch, Hotel Villa Santa Monica

Brunch, Hotel Villa Santa Monica

During the tourist season You can have Sunday brunch At the Hotel Antigua Villa Santa Monica Whose entrance is at the back end of Parque Juarez. They serve a combination of fruits and cereals, Pancakes, bacon, queso fundido with goat cheese, Refried beans, chilaquiles, enchiladas, […]

Flash From The Past

Flash From The Past

The other day We were walking from the bus station home When we passed by a big open comedor. John went in to get a bottle of water And I noticed these old photographs on the wall. San Miguel from other eras. Canal street The […]

More Ironwork Installed

More Ironwork Installed

Our second, and last iron gate Was installed today I especially love this one How it fits so perfectly in the arched space. Here’s a little gallery of photos From entering the house With the arched frame To the cutting of the concrete Fitting it […]

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas

We arrived in San Cristobal about 1:30 pm We hired a taxi to take us to the hostal Got a private room and went out to explore the town. San Cristobal is a beautiful, Human scale town. The buildings are not tall, Everything is brightly […]

Palenque Ruins, Creepy Spiders and on to San Cristobal

Palenque Ruins, Creepy Spiders and on to San Cristobal

We just returned from Chiapas¬† To Palenque, bus rides, local insurgents taking over the road… San Cristobal and some outlying areas – Upon awakening, and after a good night’s sleep, We got dressed and walked outside To find somewhere other than Don Muchos to eat. […]

Where All Those Cantera Carvings Come From

Where All Those Cantera Carvings Come From

Many of the carved Cantera stone figures Architectural details, columns and canales, Saints, angels and fountains Come from a small town In the Queretaro mountains Adjacent and a few kilometers away From the town of Pedro Escobedo, In a town named Escolasticas. John had gone […]

Decorative Iron, Lots of Color

Decorative Iron, Lots of Color

We are about to put in Two decorative iron gates. We went to the iron worker Without a plan Without designs Without measurements Naturally, he told us to come back When we had an idea Of what the heck we wanted to do Duh! We […]

Remodeling Our House

Remodeling Our House

We bought our house In March 2006 and spent a year remodeling it, with some breaks in between. It’s been almost two full years so it has things like furniture, plants and art, you’ll have to imagine that it just feels lived in now. The […]