Sunday, 31 May 2015

Friday to the Central Post Office

The Palacio de Correos de Mexico is a dramatic building from the late Porfiriato, under the presidency of Porfirio Diaz, beginning of twentieth century. from the same period of monumental thinking as the Palacio di Bellas Artes across the street and the Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato, Guanajuato. Severely damaged in the 1985 earthquake was followed by restoration works in the 1990s.

The lighter coloured building in the centre, as seen from the Museo Nacional

Before we went in to the post office, we explored the tunnel of book stalls and the ledge of artisans in the side lane.


on the way home, we put our heads into the Museum of Torture and lunched on excellent tacos al pastor from a street stall.

Tacos Victoria, on Calle Motolinia, the street specialising in physical and medical therapy devices

Then we walked a block on Avenida Madero which, now it was afternoon, had lifted its tempo, jumped into a higher gear.

and turning into our Calle de Bolivar, we slipped across the street from our front door to inspect this work of surrealist artist Marina Lascaris in the entry of a restored commercial building.

after this, siesta moment!

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