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some rich bishop built this

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28th August 1985
Visit the state museum. Well laid out, small prehistoric section and interesting ethnology section with old presses, carts laths , fish traps etc.

Meet the son of the British Consul to Belize in the bank. The bank clerk pointed him out as he is staying in Hotel Gonzalez too! He is a student at the LSE and is travelling for 6 weeks with his girlfriend Kathy.

Do the Cabana de Hospice. Another grand building. It is at the far end of the pedestrianised promenade. Built by some rich bishop as a hospice, it is all on one level and contains numerous plazas inside. Splendid Orozco murals and accompanying display of work ups sketches and plans. The large chapel is adorned too. There are some art galleries as well. Enjoy some paintings by an artist from Hong Kong called Barbara. She does watery landscapes, silhouetted mountains with a small amount of foreground detail, subtly simple, very chinese. Reminds me of the fish prints I saw in Sydney.

Several of the cloisters are academic institutes, dancing, musicians, performing arts. Classical piano music drifts around the conclaves. It is completely delightful.

I photograph the cathedral from the Gobierno roof with the new camera. The sun was shining through the dome.Mexico00320.jpg

Beer and pollo con mole with Ben and Kathy. He invites me to Belize, but have to get there before 18th Sept when he returns to Uni.

Posted by 1985 trip 01:41 Archived in Mexico Tagged orozco

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