On to Coyoacan

Today we are leaving Mexico City and traveling to Coyoacon. First, we will meet the rest of the gang at Emma and James’ apartment. Son James is staying with them. We will be able to see Noodle as well. Evidently Noodle has been extra excited to have Jim as a companion the last few days. Coyoacan is supposed to be a beautiful area. Coyoacan was also the home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. We are planning to visit the Frida Kahlo museum tomorrow. But, first we will have to say goodbye to our little hotel.

One thing that I am reminded of here is that the altitude is around 7200 feet. It makes for heavy breathing on inclined terrain.

This is the art market area.

We met a friend of Emma’s who gave us an impromptu tour of the area and took us to the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo studio.

Had a late lunch at a great restaurant

At our B&B for one night. I think all are pretty bushed. I for one plan to have an early night. Then on to the Kahlo museum tomorrow.

I find the images that Frida Kahlo paintings to be unsettling. I am hoping that they have some Diego Rivera as well. It seems to me that Frida Kahlo has risen in popularity while Diego Rivera has waned. We have tickets to the Frida Kahlo museum tomorrow so I guess I will find out if they have any Rivera.

One thing that fascinates me is the preoccupation with death in this culture. Even the motif in some bars.

Another B&B with a strange entrance.

We continued eating across the cultural and historic landscape by having dinner at a traditional Mexican restaurant. I had a great mole dish.

Afterwards we walked around the plaza that was crowded to overflowing. The James’s went to a sports bar to watch a soccer game while the rest of us retired after a long day.

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