Friday, March 13, 2015

Arts Festival in Mexico City


The Festival Centro Histórico will take place this year from March 25 until April 12. Dozens of events, including music, dance, theater, and special presentations for children will take place in different venues within the historic center of Mexico City. To see the full schedule and buy tickets, click the link below:


                                http://festival.org.mx


If you are not familar with the Centro Histórico, please write to me and I will gladly send you a copy of the first walking tour from the next edition of my  guidebook--coming out soon!

Send an email to jimjohnstonart@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ART NOUVEAU IN MEXICO CITY

When it comes to architecture, Mexico City is nothing if not eclectic. Here are some photos of a rare example of European style Art Nouveau design in the city. Located at Chihuahua 78 in Colonia Roma it was built in 1916 by the group Arquitectura Prunes. The building fell into disrepair following the earthquake of 1895, but was remodeled in 2006. Too bad they couldn't come up with a better idea than the prison-style window grates on the ground floor.