After a somewhat chaotic start to the day as the tour company sorted out who should be on which bus we finally headed off to Coyocan and Frida's house the Casa Azul - the Blue House - and it was very blue indeed.
Coyacan is a relatively quiet (for Mexico), leafy suburb of Mexico City with some delightful architecture. It was once an area of weekenders and holiday homes but the city has since spread out to meet up with it.
|This rotunda is reputedly built on the spot where the Spanish set up when they conquered the area in the early 1500s........|
|........and I met poor Princessa who had a 'problema' with one leg......|
It was busy at Frida's house - Sundays are free to Mexican nationals and our visit also coincided with extra US tourists having a mini break over their Memorial Day Weekend. (If you have plans to visit I'd suggest avoiding those times - and it's closed on Mondays, like all museums in Mexico.)
|Our tickets - alas we couldn't keep them as a souvenir.....hence the photos.|
|Pesos - not US dollars......|
|A few other guests......|
The house has numerous original works, posters and photos - in every respect a real treasure trove.
The beds were tiny.......
|Note the mirror on the canopy.......|
The garden was an oasis of calm and of course colour.................(despite the crowd.)
|We were fortunate to have Frida's clothes on exhibition.|
.......and many of her original casts and braces.
I could happily have stayed for hours, reading in the garden or sipping coffee or browsing in the shop. Alas we were hustled along for the next part of the adventure. I think perhaps we tried to fit too much in for one day.