Sunday, November 13, 2005

Frida's House in Mexico City

Frida Kahlo had some hardcore pain in her life. I knew it was bad, but until I went to her famous blue house in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City, I didn’t realize how bad it really was. To see some of the many braces and casts that she wore to keep her back straight, in person, made it pretty real for me, as well as the many letters on view to her friends and doctors, detailing her pain and surgeries. The house is now a museum, and unfortunately they made me check my camera at the entrance due to their no photo policy. Damn! But I did get a few in the lovely courtyard...
Frida y Diego lived here
Frida Kahlo's House in Mexico City

You may also remember a certain Frida lives in our house…
Frida en El Jardin

5 comments:

sttropezbutler said...

Lovely....

And thanks for stopping by...

STB

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying your posts and pics! Thanks for taking us along on a virtual tour. Keep 'em coming! :-)

L

east village idiot said...

I love your pictures of Mexico. The art, the architecture and Frida's house! How beautiful. Hope you enjoy your trip.

Rozanne said...

Any excuse to post cat photos, eh?

You'll hear no complains from me. I have to really, really exercise restraint to not post pix of Rusty all the time.

Frida is such a pretty cat. And she actually looks intelligent in your photo, something neither of the two cats I've had have (had) ever managed to do.

Bummer about your camera being taken away from you for the duration of the tour. I would have loved to see some photos of those scary back braces!

SoozieQ said...

You take AMAZINGLY beautiful pictures!