FRIDAY, June 3 (Guadalajara)
The day started badly. We were expecting to be picked up for a “Mexican Muralism Cultural Tour in Guadalajara.” But nobody showed up.
So we hoofed it 10 cuadras (blocks) to the Templo Expiatorio, a gothic cathedral that seems wildly out of place in Mexico. It’s absolutely gorgeous inside. See pics below.
Our next stop was the Museum of the Arts (MUSA). We toured the “Los Modernos” exhibit. Chris is promising to buy a large canvas, throw paint at it and sell it for $10K when we return.
We took a break in a parque and watched workmen lay new sod – badly. After that we wandered the streets haphazardly in the general direction of our hotel. Had lunch at La Chata, the packed place we tried to get in earlier. It wouldn’t be worth the wait, imho.
Back to our AC room by 1:30.
The ballet, “El Flautista de Hamelin”, was done very well with excellent musical accompaniment by the Gdl Philharmonic.
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Orozco Murals at the Museum of the Arts