Aren't they a truly beautiful sight?? What is putting a spring into your step??
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Nowhere in Mexico have I seen such beautiful tiled facades such as the Casa del Alfenique above, and a whole host of others. You can also buy the most gorgeous ceramics from plates to vases to tea-sets all under the name of talavera..
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Want to know what this building is?? Want to see the building in its entirety?? Scroll down to the previous post and all will be revealed!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The very striking building, a little reminiscent of the Guggenheim in Bilbao in its shininess and stunning metallic planes and curves, has been designed by Slim's son-in-law; a young architect named Fernando Romero. It is indeed an impressive addition to Mexico City's skyline...
Entrance to the Museum will be free as supposedly Slim wants Mexicans who can't afford to travel to be able to come and see work by the European Masters. For more global glimpses this week, check out My World Tuesday by clicking here....Enjoy!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This is what a February day looks like here - plenty of sunshine, and plenty of shadowy green in the water to make the shots a contender for SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY!!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thus, when I moved into my own apartment downtown a year later, which was a totally blank canvas of white walls, white ceramic floors, and lots of light...it only seemed natural to transform it into The Red Palace...with chilli and lime everywhere in the artwork, rugs, furnishings, textiles, basketry, ceramics, folk art, vases, plates, dishes......
Here are some of the details in greater close-up....
So it will be with great sadness that I shall have to bid a fond farewell to the Red Palace in July, as I am moving to the French Riviera to take up a new post at The International School of Monaco.....the apartment will be dismantled in 4 months' time and definitely will not "travel" well to another destination..It is uniquely Mexico City!! So here is my record. For other global glimpses of the world this week check out the My World Postings by clicking here. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
What a colourful feast for the senses!! A very common experience here in Mexico!! For more shadow shot photographs from around the world, check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. Enjoy!!