2016 Mexico City La Danze Macabra Workshop with Michael deMeng
October 21 to November 3, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Our first stop was the amazing Casa Azul of Frida Kahlo.
Casa de los Azulejos, one of her houses, is now a full fledged museum and it was well attended on this Sunday. It was really cool to see where she worked on her paintings.
Her collection of ex-votos.
Janet and I had some fun.
Next we headed over to the house of Leon Trotsky now known as Museo Case de Leon Trotsky. Exiled to Mexico for political reasons, Trotsky kept right on working his magic and was befriended by Frida and Diego.
So if the day was not weird enough standing next to Frida's death bed, now we are allowed to stand next to the desk where Trotsky was ice-picked to death by a Soviet assassin.
With a bit of time to explore, I did a solo walkabout Coyoacan on a Sunday afternoon.
Michael and me
Our van driver
Driving back into Mexico City proper, we stopped at a stand selling Calaveras.
After refreshing ourselves at our hotel, we went out to dinner at Azul Historico. The meal was great and the restaurant is lit with candles hanging from trees. Gorgeous.