"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Last Day in Guadalajara and on to Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico

On our last day we focused on going to the Hospicio Cabanas. 
It was originally a workhouse, hospital, orphanage and almshouse. 

The highlight of the interior is a series of monumental frescoes by Jose Clemente Orozoco .
It incudes one of his most famed creations,
 the allegory of The Man of Fire (1936-39)
Hospicio Cabanas was made
 a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997. 

The Man of Fire

Pogo Exhibition
One piece called With a total lack of grace refers to people who have everything materially but are short of lack and not having to lose the parameter assessment of what they have. Way between worlds, installation created with seven thousand globes in three different sizes and made of plastic balls manufactured in China, plays with the idea that "the world is made in China that" since everything is built there. On the other hand, Dream talks about what builds the American dream to create a fantasy world, starts much oil and ends with a fictional war. Dream is created with using outdated
paper money meticulously cut and shaped into this fantasy world.
You can click HERE  to read about this interesting artist and his exhibition. 

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The next day we left early- said our goodbyes
and left our B and B ..... Casa Alebrijes

 Great place- an oasis in a busy city...

Now we're headed to Uruapan, Michoacan
Second biggest city in this state. It has a 
wonderful botanical garden that we wanted to see
and walk through. Here's a peek:

More will be posted tomorrow!


messymimi said...

Enjoy the travel! Sometimes there's as much to see between stops as there is at them.

Sandee said...

Looks like you're having a fabulous time. Excellent.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome photos. Those gardens look peaceful.

Stephen Hayes said...

I love the work of Orozoco and I'm jealous you got to see his work in his native land.