Mexico City: Bazar del Sábado 2013/09/21

匆匆結束Mexico City tour返回旅館,管家已備好車,等我們出發去週六市集(Bazaar del Sábado)–當初規劃行程時,就是為了這個一星期只有一天的市集,才多停留墨西哥一天!

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Bazaar del Sábado (Saturday Bazaar) Located in San Ángel, the charming Colonial-Era neighborhood in the southern part of the Mexico City. It was established in October 1960 when a group of Mexican artisans and designers (convened by Don Ignacio Romero and Wendell Riggs) got together in one of the large two story colonial houses called Plaza de San Jacinto, to sell high-quality decorative items manufactured in different regions across the country. Due to their success and the enormous demand they had, what started out as a small business, has now become a space of international prestige.

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barza3          Mexico 1175       An 18th-century mansion houses permanent shops that sell upscale pottery, decorative items, masks, fine jewelry, and embroidered clothing.

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Take a break from shopping and sit for a spell in the mansion’s interior courtyard, which has been turned into a bustling café (Restaurante de los Sábado) serving up loud beats, icy margaritas, and made-to-order tacos.

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Mexico 1180The Museo Casa del Risco is also known as the Centro Cultural and Isidro Fabela Library. Its former owners, Don Isidro Fabela and Dona Josefina de Fabela, decided to donate the mansion and art collection that necessitated turning it into a museum to permanently display works of European and Mexican art from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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A wide variety of artistic pieces are showcased in and around the San Jacinto Square Garden.

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Mexico 1170Monument to Diego Rivera in the Plaza de San Jacinto

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On adjacent plazas, hundreds of easel artists display their paintings, and surrounding homes abound with antiques, fine rugs, and hand-carved furniture for sale.

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Mexico 1183Tangible and Intangible Patrimony of the Mexico City: On August 5, 2010 was published in the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federal District the Decree in which is declared to the whole urban – architectural set —neighbourhoods, streets, alleys, squares, gardens, religious groups, houses, among others in the old town of San Ángel as Tangible Cultural Heritage of the City of Mexico and the set of cultural expressions that are manifested in the—festivities, artistic manifestations, popular fairs, processions, exhibitions of art among others as Intangible Cultural Heritage, the said decree entered into force on 6 August 2010. This began thanks to the residents of this place, since they point to be possessors of a heritage that belongs to all Mexicans by having a building dating back to the 16th century, among other things it has achieved declarations of monuments, heritage areas and holds the designation of “Picturesque village" since 1932.

Mexico 1181La Calavera de la Catrina/Dapper Skeleton— Originally called La Calavera Garbancera, the etching was created sometime between 1910 and 1913 by José Guadalupe Posada (the father of Mexican printmaking, 1852-1913) as a broadside. His original name for her, “La Calavera Garbancera," used a term that in his day referred to native Mexicans who scorned their culture and tried to pass as European. ”La Catrina” is an elegant female skeleton wearing a plumed hat. She in particular has become an icon of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos.

800px-Posada2.Catrina                                                                                      Jose Guadalupe Posada’s original ‘La Calavera Catrina,’ circa 1910. (via Wikipedia)

p.s. Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Overnight vigils are staged in cemeteries, where offerings of water, food, and flowers are left for the deceased. Home altars are also decorated and supplied with food and other objects meant to please the lost relative or loved one. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the Christian triduum of Hallowmas: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Mexico 1325          Mexico 1326                                                                  市集買的骷髏頭,剛好給兒子帶回宿舍做為Halloween的裝飾,也為墨西哥之旅留下獨特的紀念。

本篇發表於 旅途中, 步履間, 佇足。將永久鏈結加入書籤。


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