Collection by Aaron Britt

Mexico City: Day 3


My third day of Mexico City design tourism was one fraught with camera woes. Not only did many of the photos I took on my daylong wander not come through a vexing download (goodbye morning walk through Polanco) but I managed to even leave my camera in the taxi that took me to the massive handicrafts market La Ciudadela! So I've got no photos of that, though I am happy to report that Senor Romero who took me to La Ciudadela and agreed to pick me up an hour and a half later was waiting for me with my untouched camera on the backseat! I did nonetheless get a few snaps of two of the highlights of my trip: a fabulous Mexican meal at the high-end hacienda the San Angel Inn and the Diego Rivera and Frida Kalho house and studios right next door. Have a look.

Here's a view of the house and studio buildings from the San Angel Inn parking lot.
Rivera's studio (foreground in red) is connected to Kahlo's (in blue) via a bridge on the roof.
I particularly liked that a fence was done away with in favor of a wall of cacti.
Here's a glimpse of the bridge from the Rivera studio over to the Kahlo side.
Here's a view of the Rivera side from across the bridge.
Here's a drawing by Rivera hung on one of the walls.
The most impressive space was in the red structure and was this double-height studio space.
I could not get over these massive paper-mache people.
Here you can see into the nook off the main space.
These beautiful green chests held loads of ceramics, some of which appeared to be pre-Hispanic.
Diego's typewriter.
This little side table was next to a small bed.
A drawing of O'Gorman's building.
After my time at the studio and house I headed over to the San Angel Inn, which served up some of the most amazing food...
The gorgeous hacienda was no slouch itself.
I ate on the patio out front with some new pals, but those eating inside the courtyard got a special treat.

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