Mexico City – Day 6

Monday, July 18

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera." Famed photographer Lewis Hine.

Our destination today was the Colonia Roma.  I wanted to check out a fine art photography gallery that I saw when we were on the Turibus, and Chris wanted to go to the chocolate museum – of course.

We got on the metro.  We’ve ridden it enough that we’re getting to know the quirks of the system.  The most annoying of which happens when the train comes to a stop.  It slows down gradually and then the brakes take hold.  If you’re not holding on to something you’re in trouble.

From the metro stop we hoofed it 6 blocks to the Plaza de Rio de Janeiro.  It’s a pleasant place to sit down for a while and people watch.  It’s so Plaza Rio de Janeiro   Google Mapspleasant that you’d never know that you’re smack dab in the middle of a city of 21,000,000.

While in the plaza we saw, for the first time, people playing Pokemon Go. From what I’ve read it seems like a colossal waste of time.

The gallery was a lot smaller than it looked from the street.  Not more than a dozen prints on display.

The chocolate museum – El Museo del Chocolate – was 12 blocks away.  Very informative on the subject, even though most of the displays were in Spanish.

The museum was a mile and half from our hotel.  We decided to walk back instead of taking a taxi.  We went through the appliance and parts district. Think of a Home Depot spread out for a mile in tiny stores and workshops.

Had a nice lunch at Restaurante Testal which is just around the corner from Chinatown.

Plaza Rio de Janeiro

Street Shots