Friday, 28 November 2008

On London and beyond

On the corner of Londres and Allende, in Mexico City's Coyoacan neighbourhood, one can find the Casa Azul. It was built in 1907 by Frida Kahlo's father, Guillermo Kahlo. This is where Frida Kahlo grew up, and where she returned to in her final years.

The house was not only home to the Kahlo family, it also served as a refuge for Leon Trotsky when he first arrived in Mexico in 1937.

Casa Azul was converted into a museum in 1958, four years after the death of Frida Kahlo. Decorated with mainly Mexican folk art, it contains the personal belongings from the time she and her husband, Diego Rivera, lived there.

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1 comment:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

in such a magically colorful place, how could someone turn out NOT an artist!