Photo Walk Nº13 – Coyoacán Part 2
Our Photo Walk Nº13 took us back to Coyoacán to explore some of the other places we didn’t have time for last week. Once again we met at the Fuente de los Coyotes and made our way across to the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista. Sitting on a bench nearby was Viviano from Michoacán whose skillful fingers created crickets from palm leaves. A jovial man, he allowed us to do a photo shoot of him and obviously enjoyed the attention.
After capturing reflections of the church in the windows of La Cantina, we visited the grounds of the Museo de Culturas Populares (but didn’t check out the exhibitions because of time restrictions) with its orange and purple walls, its huge outdoor mural and a large arbol de la vida showing some of the different cultures and historical people of Mexico.
On the walk down to the Mercado de Coyoacán, we took more photos of food stands and colors and stopped to talk to a Mazahua lady from Valle de Bravo selling beautiful Mexican fabrics on the pavement. Inside the market, we shot the different food stalls and products, the tortillas being made, the butchers working and then stopped to taste some tostadas at the stand called Tostadas de Coyoacán piled high with different delicious toppings. There were plenty of opportunities for photos here.
Our final stop was at Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul (Blue House) before we made our way back to the centre of Coyoacán.