Central Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico, 22-24 August 2016

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We were staying in the middle of Mexico City at the Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico (Grand Hotel of Mexico City) which is at the Zocalo, the central square of the city.  I was impressed by the French art nouveau styling and the stained glass canopy, created in 1908.

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On our first night it was raining and this was a view from the end of a corridor near our room.

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The Catedral Metropolitana, at the north end of the square, through the rain.

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After visiting Frida Kahlo’s house, we returned to the hotel and then set off for the Museo de Templo Mayor.  On the way, we walked across to the eastern side of the Zocalo and visited the Palacio Nacional.  It was originally the Palace of Montezuma II and Cortes rebuilt it as a fortress.  It was rebuilt again after it was burned in the Hunger Riots of 1692.  The Aztecs had a carefully planned system to divert spring water so that Tenochtitlan was surrounded by fresh spring water rather than turgid lake water.  That also made surrounding agricultural land highly productive.  The Spanish understood none of this and destroyed the canal system, undermining the local environment and ultimately leading to the hunger riots.

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This is Diego Rivera’s grand mural of Mexican history around the main staircase. You may need to click on it to see the detail, which includes representations of Frida Kahlo, Karl Marx and John D Rockefeller in the left panel.

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More murals by Diego Rivera, showing the pre-Columbian era and post-conquest.

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This series of murals was never finished.

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An internal courtyard showing the scale of the building.

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From the Palacio Nacional we walked through the colourful streets of Mexico City towards the Museo de Templo Mayor.

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(The remains of the main temple of Tenochtitlan (the Templo Mayor) and our visit to the Museo de Templo Mayor follow in the next two posts).

 

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In the morning of our last day in Mexico City, we had time to visit the Museo Nacional de Arte.  You look up at this in the main hall.

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Looking up in one of the staircases, you see this much older spectacle.

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Frida Kahlo’s House

Mexico City, Mexico, 24 August 2016

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Frida Kahlo (self-portrait).

I presume that everyone reading this knows who Frida Kahlo was, but if you don’t or would like more information, have a look at this brief online biography.

These images are from a visit to the house that Frida grew up in, lived in for many years with Diego Rivera and died in.  It is now a museum.

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Puppet theatre near the front door.

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Painting by Diego Rivera.

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Frida Kahlo.

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Bedroom of Leon Trotsky during his exile in Mexico and of Diego Rivera towards the end of his life in the house.

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Dining room.

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Same view, but a wider angle with a fisheye lens.

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Staircase to the upper floor and recess with family portraits.

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Frida’s Studio.

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Frida’s bedroom.

An image I saw showed butterflies on the wall.  Perhaps they were removed because they were not there while she was alive.

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Toys of Frida’s infancy.

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Courtyard garden.

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Extension designed by Diego Rivera.

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Pyramid displaying pre-Hispanic pieces.

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Dresses that she wore.

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Jewellery and clothing items.

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Dresses.

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Undergarments.

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Apparatus to hold her together.  She had polio at 6, suffered lielong severe back injury from a traffic accident when she was 18 and had a leg amputated due to gangrene a year before she died.

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Poem by Patti Smith.  Perhaps difficult for some to read so it goes:

Naguchi’s Butterflies

I can not walk

I can not see

further than what

is in front of me

I lay on my back

yet I do not cry

transported in space

by the butterflies.

 

Above my bed

Another sky

with the wings you sent

Within my sight

all pain dissolves

In another light

Transported thru

Time

by the butterfly

 

This little song came to me

like a little gift as I stood

beside the bed of Frida.

I give it to you

with much love,

Patti Smith

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Meso-American assemblage in the courtyard.

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Flinders Ranges Monos 4 IR

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 18-21 August 2016

 

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Parachilna Ruins.

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Nilpena Station.

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Brachina Gorge.

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Rear of Parachilna.

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Near Merna Mora Station.

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On the road to Adelaide.

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 17-18 August 2016

 

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The Cazneau Tree.

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Near the Cazneau Tree.

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Brachina Gorge Road (probably).

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Brachina Gorge.

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Near Merna Mora.

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Near Merna Mora.

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Flinders Ranges Monos 2

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 18-22 August 2016

 

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Tawny frogmouth, Nilpena Station.

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Vehicles, Nilpena Station.

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Moralana Track.

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Dead car zone, Merna Mora Station.

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Brachina Gorge.

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Yellow-foooted rock wallabies.

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Horses near the Moralana Track.

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En route to Adelaide.

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Flinders Ranges Monos 1

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 14-18 August 2016

 

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Sunrise near Wilpena Pound.

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Yanyanna Hut.

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Razorback Lookout.

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Hans Heyson’s Hut.

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View from Aroona Lookout.

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Old house at Blinman.

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Dead car zone, Merna Mora Station.

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Arkaba Woolshed.

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Flinders Ranges from the south.

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The Cazneau Tree.

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Central Bearded Dragon.

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Brachina Gorge.

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Near Merna Mora Station.

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Parachilna Ruins (IR)

Flinders Ranges, South Australia, 18 August 2016

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This is on fourth day of the Flinders Ranges workshop ..

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It started off a normal morning as we got up and wandered round near Merna Mora Station.

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Then the incident at the US base at Pine Gap coloured the morning somewhat.

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After that, everything was different.

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Of, course, you won’t read about these things in the newspapers.

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Some areas were more affected than others.

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You’d think they’d know better than to play around with their nuclear weapons.

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So we stopped by a pub but it seemed to be closed.

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We couldn’t find any bar staff no matter how hard we looked.

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Curious taste in interior decorations, though.

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Still no bar staff to be found.

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Looking from one window to another.

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We are not far from the red heart of Australia.

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You’d think there might at least have been a skeleton staff.

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Though clearly the insects were getting out of hand.

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So we visited nearby Nilpena Station and perused the range of modern agricultural machinery in their showroom.

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Architecture, Australia, Flinders Ranges, Infrared, Landscape, Merna Mora Station, Nature, Nilpena Station, Parachilna, Photography, Ruins, South Australia, Travel .

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Architecture, Australia, Flinders Ranges, Infrared, Landscape, Merna Mora Station, Nature, Nilpena Station, Parachilna, Photography, Ruins, South Australia, Travel

In a place like this, it is important to take note of the local landmarks, just in case you become lost.

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