"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ten Glorious Days: Impressions Of Oaxaca And Mexico City

Plaza de la Constitucion in Mexico City from above
Pedestrian street in Mexico City
Casa de los Azulejos, Mexico City
Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City

Religuous procession
Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City's history museum
On the terrace of Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City
High above Mexico City

Murals at Chapultepec Castle
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City
Café at Palacio de Bellas Artes
The Gran Hotel Cuidad, Mexico City
Splendid glass ceiling of the The Gran Hotel Cuidad
Walking through Mexico City's Chinatown
Ancient City of Teotihuacan. In the distance, Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.
The garden at Frida Kahlo's Blue House
Frieda Kahlo unfinished self portrait
Hierve El Agua, Oaxaca. Nothing is more beautiful as sun, hot springs and mountains.
Plaza de la Constitución

The Cathedral of our Lady of Assumption

Colorful streets of Oaxaca

Taking a break in a local eatery
Exploring the markets of Oaxaca

A field of agaves in Matatlán, Oaxaca

Artisanal Mezcal production
Burro Mescalero with rooster
Food, glorious food.
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Perfect pool, Hotel Quinta Real Oaxaca

I am so sorry for the long silence here on Pardon Me For Asking, but I spent the past ten days in Mexico for some sun, family time and to attend a wedding of dear friends.
Mexico City was a revelation and the four days spent there were too short to really explore everything on my list.  There are just too many amazing museums, so many vibrant neighborhoods to check out, so much street life and energy.
And what can I say about Oaxaca?  The three adjectives that would describe it best are colorful, joyful, and inspiring. I have seldom loved a place so instantly as Oaxaca.
Everywhere we went in Oaxaca and Mexico City, we were welcomed with such friendliness. People were incredibly helpful when they steered us to great eateries and points of interests.
They genuinely wanted us to have a great time in their country,  their town.
Of course, the markets and the street food were my favorite things to check out and to photograph.
The light, the hues, the street life...all was so inspiring.

Gracias, Mexico, for making me feel so welcome!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

4 words: I want your life. I just love seeing life through your eyes. Thank you for sharing all the glorious photos. I have to honestly say that I have never had ANY interest in going to Mexico at all, and now I'm going to place it on my bucket list!!

Katia said...

That is so sweet. Yes, put Mexico on your list, especially Oaxaca. What a beautiful place...and the prices are really low, so once the flight is paid for, it really is not a very expensive vacation.

Anonymous said...

Greetings Katia,

What gorgeous photos! I told you I always wanted to see Mexico City, etc and now, it’s a must! Colorful as I imaginedI thanks for the wonderful glimpse!