frida kahlo + diego rivera


On the day we went to the Trotsky Museum, we also walked over to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's old home.
It was a very colourful walk.

mexico city

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived in her family home together. People refer to it as 'the blue house' and it now showcases her many works of art. Several of the rooms are also preserved. The painting room appears as if she just stepped away from it - all of her paints and brushes are laying on a desk. There are also several 'unfinished' works of art displayed in the home. These were interesting to see as it allows you to get a sense of her process.

la casa azul
la casa azul

While walking through the museum you truly get a sense of Frida and Diego's cultural and political contributions to Mexico (they hosted Leon Trotsky before a falling out led to him moving a few blocks away).

casa azul

We left Mexico City last week and have spent the past few days in Oaxaca, Mexico. We're starting to plan our voyage into Central America and welcome any recommendations or suggestions!

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  1. you've got to check out the mayan temples. they are fascinating.

  2. Great job on that first photograph. It looks really cute! I think it's great you were able to see where Frida lived. I don't know much about her but I did love the movie with Salma Hayek.

  3. I loved the movie Frida, and ever since I saw it, have always wanted to go to Mexico City, if only to see Frida and Diego's home...

  4. What an iconic art history home to see- lucky you! Loving all the bright colors.

  5. gosh those colors are amazing.

  6. I hope you guys enjoyed the city! From what I see on the blog you really got a sense of what Mexico City is about, hopefully you'll agree that it's not all the bad things that you see on the news.
    It was really nice that you started your trip in here, I'm looking forward to hearing from your next destinations!!

    Good luck!!

  7. i LOVE frida kahlo. this post. warms. the cockles. of my WEE-LITTLE-GIRL heart. much thanks.

  8. Oh wow, I'm so envious. I know very little about Frida Kahlo but I love her just the same. She's inspirational. These pictures are amazing.

  9. Love all the colours!

  10. Belize is a wonderful place to visit!! Lots of relatively undiscovered mayan temples & ruins in the jungle, lots of nature, magroves, manatees etc.!


  11. Look at the colors of those walls! So amazing!