Blog a la Pibil

"Blog a la Pibil" was born in Mexico, and was originally based on the adventures of Josue and Lupita, who were traveling in Mexico for two months. This blog is now a continuation of the life of Lupita, who has been restored to her life as a mere mortal in Los Angeles.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Welcome to the Zoo

Mexico City is totally nutso. We got here two days ago, and have used all of our strength to stay safe, sane and, less successfully, clean. We are staying in Hostal Moneda, a hostel right off the zocolo (main square). The zocolo is crammed with people selling things, Aztec dancers, political speechmakers and food. Yesterday, we went to Coyocan, the neighborhood where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived, as well as Leon Trosky. The ¨Blue House,¨in which Kahlo and Rivera lived together, is a neat museum containing some Kahlo paintings and a lot of their household possessions, like bowls, big wooden utensils, all artfully arranged. We also went to Trotsky's house, where he was assassinated. The house looks like a fortress, and the museum was disappointing because it didn't say anything about who Trosky was as a person or what his accomplishments or beliefs were. This morning, we went to the Presidential Palace, which is covered on the inside with Diego Rivera's murals, much of which pays homage to Karl Marx and various communist themes. Can you imagine communist murals inside the White House? The murals are stunning and beautiful and we could have looked at them for hours. But we didn't. We went to the Templo Mayor, the Aztec ruins in the middle of Mexico City, right next to the zocolo. Lots of rocks. Really old rocks. We are now headed to the Anthropologocal Museum. Tonight, we are going to the Lucha Libre, whic is Mexico's equivalent of WWF. Awesome.


At 5:22 PM, Blogger PGA said...

American art history buff alert!
What about all those Revolutionary War paintings of Washington crossing the Delaware, and other rad-rev displays?

At 8:30 PM, Blogger Lupita said...

You make a good point, PGA, not sure if most Americans are perceptive enough to appreciate the radical quality of the American revolution.


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