So this is a journey over three weeks last year.( I know I am late but hell I take so many snaps, it is hard to keep up with myself).
It is something I have had to postpone twice due to the covey malarkey. It was supposed to be done in 2020, then 2021! I had actually secured my place and paid a hefty deposit back in 2019.
Normality returned last year. Well I say normality, in all honesty it was
shocking depressing the number of people still walking round wearing face nappies.
The trip snaps I have only just got round to uploading and will probably take for ever to share with you. Stick with me, I hope you will enjoy the journey.
Mexico City at last, and what better time to be in the country than for the festival Día de los Muertos. that is why I am here at this time of year. AND it is the weekend of the Fi Grand Prix. It was packed it was buzzing it was fucking awesome.
Let's walk and see some random stuff.
El Caballito a 90ft steel sculpture built in 1992, it is also a discharge stack, used to dissipate vapours on Paseo de la Reforma
A Chinese chippy, just across the avenue.
Just some modern architecture.
The Fountain of Diana the Huntress built in 1938, in the centre of a traffic roundabout, in the background the Angel de la Libertad, built in 1910 to commemorate the 100 yrs anniversary of Mexico's war of independence.
By Adry de Rocio and Carlos Alberto on the facade of Hotel Fontán it is called the ‘Tree of Life’.
Street food for anyone who fancies a mid morning snacklet; a bit early for me, besides I still had half a packet of custard cream biscuits in my bag that I hadn't scoffed on the plane so my energy levels won't fall.
It was evident early on that here in Mexico they are lovers of
garish, bright colours,
Speaking of which, a whole bunch of oversized weird and wonderful figures were being placed on the pavement, they all seemed to be individually numbered, maybe it was a contest for the most inventive and amusing object d'art.
So anyways we arrive at the National Museum of Anthropology, not my favourite place to be, I just feel that organised museums are a bit stuffy.
A captive audience here for 90 minutes, there is only so much coffee that can be drunk, so here are a few shots of ancient, really ancient artefacts.
( or a few that were made overnight, out of plasticine?)
Someone is showing off with his fancy dan underpants!