On my quest to see as many museums as possible (within reason-there are 150) here in Mexico City, a few days ago I cycled one mile to the Guillermo Tovar de Teresa Museum. It’s very small, but the entry is … Continue reading
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Two nights in Puebla City
I planned a two night trip from Mexico City to Puebla City, located 2 hours south of Mexico City, via bus. I arrived at noon, ubered 3 miles to my Airbnb, dropped my bags and went out to explore. I … Continue reading
Museo Franz Mayer
I visited three museums today, and enjoyed all of them. Museo Franz Mayer was my third favorite, but it was still very interesting and worthwhile. There’s a pretty courtyard at the museum. I’m really impressed with all of the museums … Continue reading
Cycling in Mexico City on Sundays and Museo Kaluz
Many of the streets in Mexico City are closed on Sundays, so it’s a great day to bicycle! It was chilly at 8:00 a.m. when I began, but it warmed up to 77°. I rode for about 35 minutes and … Continue reading
San Miguel de Allende 2nd day itinerary
I Left my Airbnb at 8:30 a.m., headed to a nearby restaurant for breakfast. Although their opening time was listed as 8:00 a.m., when I arrived they said not until 9:15 a.m. so I walked a few minutes to a … Continue reading
Vacay from my vacay in San Miguel de Allende
A few days ago I decided to book a two night trip to San Miguel de Allende. This morning I took an Uber from my Airbnb in Mexico City to the Norte bus depot and boarded a bus that left … Continue reading
Magical Museo Soumaya
This morning I did my laundry, walked a few minutes to the Yellow Monkey and had breakfast. Then I took Uber to Parque Lincoln. From there I walked to an area called Polanco. It’s a nice area in Mexico City … Continue reading
Historic Center of Mexico City
Today started with a 4-mile Uber ride (20 minutes) to Murales de la Secretaria de Educacion Publica. There’s an amazing volume of Diego Rivera murals located here.
A few minutes walk from there is the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral.
I walked less than 20 minutes to the Palacio de Belles Artes museum. Mexico definitely values their senior citizens. I have free entry to most of the museums here.
Located next to the Palacio de Belles Artes Museum is Mexico’s oldest park, Alameda Central. There are beautiful fountains and trees in the Park.
Museo de Arte Popular is a few minutes walk from the park. This was my favorite museum today. I tend to like quirky whimsical art.
A few of the sites I saw in between my destinations.
I don’t have plans for tomorrow yet. There’s so much to see!
Chapultepec Castle and Museum
Today I decided to have a short day since I was gone for 16 hours yesterday. This morning I registered online for the Ecobici bicycle sharing program here in Mexico City. They have an annual membership for $28 and a … Continue reading
Museum Day at Bosque de Chapultepec
Bosque de Chapultepec is a 1700 acre park that contains nine museums, a castle, amusement parks, winding paths, commemorative sculptures, lakes and fountains. It’s considered the first and most important of Mexico City’s “lungs”, with trees that replenish oxygen to the Valley of Mexico.
The weather turned cooler and cloudy today so I thought it would be a great day to go to three of the museums in the park. I walked almost 2 miles to Museo de Arte Moderno. I really enjoyed exploring this museum.
Next I walked 5 minutes to the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo. Luckily it was free for seniors, since there wasn’t that much to see and it was just okay.
The Museo Nacional de Antropologia was another 5-minute walk. This place is amazing, it’s on par with the museums in Washington D.C. and it’s only $5.
After walking my legs off, I stopped at a restaurant for a late lunch/ early dinner. All together I walked over 7 mi. There’s still more for me to see at the Bosque de Chapultepec.
The Salvador Dali Museum
I took the complimentary shuttle from my Airbnb near St. Petersburg Beach, Florida to downtown St. Petersburg and then walked about a half a mile to the Salvador Dali museum.
Salvador Dali was from Figueres, Spain. Major themes in his work include dreams, the subconscious, sexuality, religion, science and his closest personal relationships.
The admission price is normally $30, but on Thursday evenings from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. it’s half price.
Chihuly Collection Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
I’ve seen Chihuly glass sculptures in various places but this collection was exceptional!
If you’re ever in St. Petersburg, Florida, try to make a stop at this museum.
Blink 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Last night I went with a friend to Blink in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s an annual global art display, spanning 30-blocks, with 39 large-scale projection mappings, murals, interactive light sculptures, music from over 80 bands, and diverse entertainment from both local and international artists. It lasts for four evenings. We walked about three miles to see about two-thirds of it.
This is in an area called Over-the-Rhine
Washington Park, also in the Over-the-Rhine area, had some beautiful installations.
Cincinnati Music Hall
There’s even a parade
One wall of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
My friend Scott
Next to the Moerlein Lager House near the Ohio River
The Banks area near the riverfront
The beautiful John A. Roebling Suspension bridge crossing the Ohio River into Covington, Kentucky
I highly recommend taking a road trip to visit Cincinnati during this event!
The Emotion Behind Writing and Abstract Photography
My deck with this morning’s snow…
I’ve prepared a short paragraph describing the emotions I feel when I write for a new Meetup I’m attending this evening, and wanted to share it with you. I usually give photography most of my creative energy, but really enjoy writing! Here it is:
A few words make their way from my brain to my fingertips and appear on my computer screen. Sometimes they come in short bursts, and other times they are hesitant, reluctantly surfacing. Once arriving, their place is not guaranteed. Without warning, one or more may disappear, letter by letter, in a backwards fashion. Having never considered how it feels to be born, the process halts as the words question their creator. How do you feel when you create me? Desiring to deliver a thorough answer, I dig deep inside and answer, “It’s complicated. Each time I think of one of you, I’m not able to fully capture the essence of my feelings. It occurs to me to list one of you at a time, as you enter my thoughts, and perhaps connected, as a team, you’ll allow my audience to perceive my emotions as if I were a book to read.”
Freedom, creative, struggle, inadequate, proud, lonely, beautiful and accomplishment.
Back to photography! Here are a few more of my recently captured abstract photographs. The above photo is of leaves frozen in a small pond in our yard, entitled “Trapped”.
This is a decorative bottled placed on its side on my kitchen counter with sunlight streaming through the window.
Do you have a favorite photo? What do you think of my short paragraph?
Day Trip to Fort Lauderdale
Located on the Atlantic side of Florida, Fort Lauderdale makes a great day trip from the Fort Myers area on the Gulf side. Yesterday, a new friend “Deanna” and I drove a little over 2 hours to check out what’s changed in Fort Lauderdale since the Spring Break days of the 70’s. Researching on Trip Advisor, our first stop was the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, formerly owned by Frederic Clay Bartlett, an artist and his wife, for use as a winter retreat to escape Chicago’s cold winters, dating back to the 20’s. The tour of the home lasted over an hour. The architecture was interesting in that there is a courtyard with doors leading to each room (i.e. most of the rooms are not attached to each other, you’re required to go back out to the courtyard to access another room). The grounds were beautiful with tall palm trees, small ponds, and flowers.
A little sitting area in the courtyard…
An ornate lamp Mr. Bartlett made from an oil drum…