The murals are also a hymn to Nature, the Earth, as well as Pre-Hispanic culture in Mexico, and the indigenous traditions of cultivation. The building was one of the original structures of a Jesuit hacienda from the colonial period, and the Rivera murals transformed what was once its religious chapel...
Don't think, however, that the Chapel is the only place to appreciate artistic creativity in Chapingo!! Take a trip to the tiny local market which, set up under hot fluorescent pink awnings, wins my prize for the best artistic stacking anywhere in Mexico...and believe me there is plenty of hot competition!!Have you ever seen such beautiful creative arrangements of fruit and vegetables in any market?
And what about all that sheer colour as a true sensory feast for the eyes?
Chapingo is located very close to Texcoco just 35 minutes from Mexico City. Take a Texcoco bus from Tapo bus station for just 25 pesos and you are there...Enjoy!! For more windows on the world click here for My World Tuesday postings.