Tag: sculpture

  • Colorful Alebrijes

    Colorful Alebrijes

    Alebrijes are a whimsical fusion of dreams and artistry, a vibrant Mexican folk art that breathes life into fantastical creatures. This one has a riot of polka dots and hues, a proud rooster with the scales of a fish and oversized fins. I first encountered this in the movie “Coco,” where they are spirit guides…

  • Tenochtitlan in Templo Mayor Museum

    Tenochtitlan in Templo Mayor Museum

    On a recent sunlit morning, I found myself stepping back into the echoes of ancient civilization at the Templo Mayor Museum. Templo Mayor translates to “Great Temple,” a fitting title for what was once the main temple of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. This majestic structure, now in ruins, was dedicated to the gods of war…

  • More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    More history at Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca

    Zapotec Civilization Flourishes at Monte Albán (500 BC – 750 AD) The height of Monte Albán’s urban and cultural development, indicating the Zapotec civilization’s early prominence. Late Classic Period of Zapotec (Around 900 AD) The anthropomorphic funerary urn representing Xipe Totec reflects the religious practices during this period. Mixtec Expansion (11th – 12th Centuries) The…

  • Seeing Benito Juárez all around

    Seeing Benito Juárez all around

    Unplanned, I embarked on a unique journey to explore the legacy of Benito Juárez, a name synonymous with resilience and the fight for justice in Mexican history. My exploration began in Oaxaca, Juárez’s birthplace, and concluded at the Mexico City airport, named in his honor. Here are some information I gathered. Our first stop was…

  • Visit to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Visit to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    After we touched down on the Mexico City airport, we decided to go to Mexico City proper given that we have 6 hours time before our next flight. We choose to take an Uber to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City stands as a monumental…

  • Walk Through History and Remembrance: Westminster

    Walk Through History and Remembrance: Westminster

    My walk around Westminster was a journey through some of London’s most iconic and historic sites. The area, steeped in history and political significance, offers a rich tapestry of architecture, memorials, and stunning views. The starting point was the Methodist Central Hall, an emblem of Edwardian architecture and an important religious and cultural venue. Known…

  • Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford in a Day

    Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford in a Day

    I took a day tour with Golden Tours out of London. 8:30 AM – Departure from Victoria Our day started with an early morning buzz in Victoria, London. The tour bus is a little hard to find. Our tour set off with a rather random factoid on Waterloo Bridge which I thought was really interesting.…