The reason for travelling to Mexico was to visit Frida Khalo's house, as I have just finished making and hand quilting a quilt with mainly Frida images.
The lead up to holidays were stressful as a very dear friend lost her father and this required a trip to Young NSW, amongst other challenges that I was up against.
I hope Elva is pleased with this gift.
Our flight was not without a hiccup, there was an engineering problem with our plane, we had a 3 1/2 hr delay, which had a snowball effect, missing our flight to Mexico City and not arriving into Mexico until late evening, after 36 hrs of travelling, finally arrived,exhausted and I feel the flu coming on!
Wednesday our first day was spent doing a city tour, as we are staying in the historic district everything reasonably close. One of the many cathedrals in the square, that we visited on our city tour.
This main Cathederal in the main square is on a slant, slowly sinking.
What is interesting about Mexico City is that it was built on a lake so all the 16th century buildings are slowly sinking, so the Mexican government has put in a hydraulic system under the buildings to prop them up.
A visit to the museum, DH seated below the Aztec calendar
A pure silver "Mother Lupe"
There was a little hick up with our tour, all sorted so off we go, the long awaited visit to the Blue house where Frida was born and died.
Caycocan where the blue house is located is a very popular spot and in the square is another Cathederal we explored, amazing paintings on the walls and ceilings.
Some of the casts that she wore due to her polio.
A reproduction chart in her study....of foetal life
We didn't get to see Diego Riverias murals as the palace was not opened whilst we were in Mexico City. This concludes our tour of Mexico City we are off to Oaxaca.