Photo Walk Nº9 – Around the Alameda
For our ninth Photo Walk we went back to the Alameda Park for those who hadn’t been on the previous walk here. We started at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, with its art-deco style inside, and made our way across to the Palacio de Correos, shooting lots of reflections in the windows, the spectacular interior of the Post Office and the Mexican emblem created from stamps from between 1890-1930.
Our next stop was to have coffee in Don Porfirio’s Café at the top of the SEARS building from where we had great views looking down on the Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Alameda Park, dotted with purple with the jacaranda trees in bloom. Here we took our group photos and a few selfies.
Next we wandered down to the Plaza Juárez to get some good shots of patterns with the 1000 red pyramids in the fountain, and added our wishes to the Wish Tree by the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia. We crossed over into the Alameda Park by the Hemiciclo de Juárez and photographed the park and fountains until we got to where the Burning Place of the Inquisition was, now a tranquil spot with a tiled reproduction of Diego Rivera’s mural “A Sunday Afternoon in the Alameda Park”. This mural was originally displayed in a hotel which was destroyed in the 1985 earthquake and was rescued. They created a special small museum for it, just around the corner in the Plaza de la Solidaridad. Here we also photographed the memorial to the victims of that earthquake.
Our final stop was at the Museo de Artes Populares where some stayed on to get some photos of the Vochol, the VW Beetle decorated by the Huichol People, using 2 million beads. The rest of us headed back to the Palacio de Bellas Artes.