Mexico City Centro & Nuevo Polanco

We did a Culinary Backstreets walking tour, which was a great way to explore the Centro Historico, visit Mercado de San Juan, and taste wonderful street food with a knowledgable guide. The tour ended at one of four Pegasus sculptures by Agustin Querol located in the grounds of the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts).
Pegasus

Pegasus

We walked to the Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitution) where there was a Dia de los Muertos display in honour of José Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican political cartoonist who used images of skeletons to critique affluent society.
Posada Display
Posada Skeletons

Skeleton engravers

Posada Bike Skeletons

Detail of skeletons on the bike basket

Posada Mariarchis

Three Mariarchis

Then we took a taxi to Nuevo Polanco, to the Museo Soumaya in Plaza Carso, which is a stunning aluminium clad building designed by Mexican architect, Fernando Romero. It’s a private museum but entry is free, and it’s a very popular place to visit. I liked the quaint and kitsch religious art, in particular.
Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya

Museo Soumaya aluminium tiles

Museo Soumaya aluminium tiles like reflective snake skin

Stairway

Stairway

Busts of Emperor Maximiliano 1 & Empress Carlota of Mexico

Busts of Emperor Maximiliano 1 & Empress Carlota of Mexico

Religious statue

Religious statue

Dancing angel

Dancing Angel

Madonna

Madonna

Nativity

Nativity

Nun in ornate habit

Nun in embroidered habit

Diego Revera Mosaic

Diego Revera Mosaic

Museo Soumaya late afternoon

Museo Soumaya late afternoon

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