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... no emphasis on 'respect for the dead' so I felt a bit weird being in there but then i'd see a really old corpse in a brand new pair of trousers and had to laugh at how silly it looked.
After this we were feeling particularly energetic so hiked up the 165 steps and two hills to the Monumento al Pípila where we had a fantastic view over the town. Disappointingly we discovered there was a Funicular from here back down to the town but that it was out ...
... of grape seeds that you work around and swallow with the pulp. Except for its eye appeal, an altogether unremarkable fruit in my opinion. (Dawn disagrees, and enjoys some tropical fruits more than me.)It will be interesting to see if it has the same colorful effects as eating beets.
After a relaxing morning watching the sun rise over the mountains, we headed back down to town, determined to not ...
... favorite artists (after DaVinci, Michelangelo, and Dali), and in the casa de Rivera there's one of his sketches of Frida. Worth a visit.
The traffic in was madness (damn you Semana Santa...wait...I'm I going to hell for saying that?), especially since a lot of it was in roughly carved out tunnels that went under the city center, with underground intersections and all. The GPS wasn't happy. But once we found a public parking garage within ...
... preserved some of these remains are! It is a little eerie to view preserved fingernails, hair, and the clothes melded into the bony remnants of the mummy. The baby mummies are so sad to look upon. In fact, the smallest mummy in the world, a 6 month old fetus, is at the museum. The fetus was buried next to his aged mother, believed to be 40 years old, who died before the birth. Whew... little draining to see all this!
Unfortunately, we ran out of time and ...
... at the local theater. It was a lot of different dances from the north of Mexico, and the similarities between these dances and costumes and the stereotypical images of a Texan cowboy were blantant. It reminded me a little of my jota recital in Spain.
Side note about Dave, Maria Elena's house mate: He lived in Spain for three years so I now have support in my Spain Spanish. Yea! Also, Amy's colleague started ...