Friday, April 08, 2011

Art Deco Edificio Victoria de Calle Lopez, D.F.

Edifico Victoria is one of the most attracive art deco apartment houses along Calle Lopez, which seems to me to have the greatest concentration of that style in downtown Mexico City.

Museo Nacional de Arte, D.F.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Museo Soumaya, Polanco, Mexico City

Just opened to the public, no admission fee, Carlos Slim's new museum adjacent to the high end Polanco district in Mexico City. I heard it's the biggest private museum in Latin America. It's part of a Slim project which includes headquarters of Telcel, a luxury condo tower and Plaza Carso, anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue. The Slim project seems to have detonated an upscale building boom on its periphery. Note the new tower being finished behind the musuem. Many more new condo towers are going up to the immediate east of Plaza Carso.

Sculptor in Puerto Vallarta

"I was at a sweaty little place in the jungle, the other gringos were drinking and pugnacious. I was rinsing warm hair dye off my head when I looked out past the palapas and saw him..."(click to enlarge)