Monday, September 26, 2016
The Museo Nacional de Arquitectura is an often overlooked treasure inside the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Googling Museum of Architecture Mexico City produces no information.
There is no sign in the lobby or on the elevator you must take up to the third floor exhibition space.
But even those without an interest in architecture will be impressed by the views of the lobby offered from this hidden upper perch.
The current show follows the career of Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, whose organic architecture harks back to the 1960's with its alluring forms, joining the aesthetics of the Flinstones with that of the Jetsons. The show has original drawings, scale models, plans and photos of various projects, mostly in and around Mexico City.
By chance the architect himself was present that day, being interviewd about the tomb he had created for the great Mexican composer José Alfredo Jiménez (his father-in-law as it turns out).
The museum is open every day except Monday from 10am to 5:30pm. Entry costs 45 pesos.
For Google map location, click HERE.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
It's was a grey, chilly Sunday in Mexico City, perfect for lolling around the house in pajamas with a good book. As we dropped our friend Vivian off after lunch, she shared with us one of her favorite Mexican dichos (sayings):
"Que bonito es hacer nada...y luego descansar."
("How beautiful it is to do nothing...and then to rest.")
Do you have a favorite Mexican dicho (saying)?
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Is this sudden surge of public self-immolation caused by a virus like Zika, or just a fad fed by the flames of social media? Anthony Weiner leads the pack with three separate attempts to destroy himself in front of the world with his sati of sexting. Donald Trump hold the record for total amount of news coverage of his self annihilation, only knocked briefly from the headlines by Ryan Lochte. And now we have Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, making what has been called an 'historical mistake' and a 'national humiliation' by agreeing to meet to with the Republican contender. Peña Nieto has managed to add Trump's insults to the injury of his inept, corrupt government.
What's going on out there?