Photo Walk Nº61 – Wandering around Colonia Roma
Capturing the unique atmosphere of Colonia Roma and its street art
This week on Wednesday we did the same walk around Colonia Roma as we did last Tuesday, to see some of the recent street art and to capture something of this neighborhood’s atmosphere with our cameras.
We met in Plaza Luis Cabrera and learnt a bit about the history of Colonia Roma and about the street art we were going to see. On the first part of the walk, we photographed the indigenous-themed murals which are part of the local initiative #VAPORLAROMA to bring visitors back to La Roma after the recent earthquake in September 2017 which left quite a few buildings damaged in this area.
We then wandered around some of the back streets before joining Av. Álvaro Obregón with its central walkway lined with trees and famous for its fountains and statues. This area has a mixture of elegant mansions, hipster shops and cafés, restaurants of all types and typical Mexican scenes. Making our way across Avenida Insurgentes, we walked towards Plaza Fuente de la Cibeles where there is a mural dedicated to Frida the rescue dog who helped find more than 50 people who were trapped in buildings after the earthquake. From there we walked along Calle Durango where we saw more street art, crossed the Plaza Rio de Janeiro with its statue of Michelangelo’s David, and enjoyed a coffee along the way before returning to our starting point.