Behind the church of Santo Domingo is this garden representing the flora of Oaxaca, which has more native species than any other part of Mexico. Our guide portrayed the country's history through plants. Us plant nerds were in heaven.
Street and signs.
Puebla is a city not often visited by foreign tourists, for some reason. It's also unlike any other Mexican town -- much more like a Spanish city. Because of it's Spanish architecture, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We've enjoyed it, but have also found ourselves looking for the more earthy Mexican qualities that we came here for.
Tom is a one-man taste tester of Mexican street food. And it has endless variety.
The Church of Santo Domingo, near the Zócalo, the main square.
The Museum of Antique Toys (MUJAM). Check out their Facebook page...
The collection of street art is the work of curator Roberto Shimizu, the son of Mr. Shimizu who founded MUJAM. He curates street art with the goal of making the three upper floors into a center for street art. He commissions artists, both local and international. The museum is meant to inspire pride and a sense of identity in the working-class neighborhood of Doctores in Mexico City.
So excited to begin planning an artist's book with the Shimizus. This collection was amassed by Mr. Shimizu on the left, more than 1 million toys collected since he was five years old in Mexico City. His son Roberto is now the creative director of the museum. He is mission is to bring street art to the neighborhood and the world. More later!
Day three: began eating food on the street. What a good idea. Latin American contemporary jewelry. A tour of Casa Barragán.
La Lagunilla flea market. Total overwhelm. Blocks and blocks...
And then the Franz Mayer Museum of Mexican Design, with a poster exhibit.
In an old cloister. I love the contrast of the crumbling and the contemporary.
I'm happy to present my new website. These things always take time, and are worth it when they are done: my new Squarespace website and blog, designed together with Linda James, has launched. Please browse the new site and take in the so-much-better visual details and organization. Huzzah!
I'm off to Mexico in less than 24 hours, and I'll be blogging from there for the next two weeks.
The blog is linked to Facebook and Instagram, so you'll have many chances to share what I see, do, and eat. Then I'll resume blogging about "a cosmic waterfall of the Creative Arts, including but not limited to Visual, Sonic, Performative, Literary, Scientific, Aromatic... ... and the Luminously Trivial."