Oaxaca mural

Oaxaca mural

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hola, Deutschland

On Saturday Alejandro and I went to the historic center of the city.  No matter how many times we go there, there is always something different to see!

We left the apartment and took the Metrobus north along Insurgentes Avenue to the Plaza de la República located by the Monument to the Revolution.

On the esplanade next to the monument there was an exposition sponsored by German corporations.

Germany - Mexico
Alliance for the Future

I am sure that the exhibit was timed to coincide with the visit this week of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  In fact, we were told that she had made a brief stop here that morning.  Mexico and Germany have long had important economic ties.  For decades one of the world's largest Volkswagen factories has been located in Puebla, Mexico.  With the current strained relations between the United States and both Mexico and Germany, it is likely that the economic alliance will increase.

German companies such as Volkswagen, Daimler, and Bosch had exhibits and demonstrations.

(photo taken by Alejandro)

Alejandro and I now have jobs working in the Volkswagen Factory!

On the other side of the Revolution Monument there was an gathering of bicyclists... and about half of them were nude!  Yes, totally nude!  They were protesting traffic accidents involving motorists and cyclists.  Their point was that motorists need to pay attention to those on bicycles.

Sorry, this is a G-rated blog.  Even though the naked cyclists were happily posing for photographs, there will be no full frontal nudity here!

As I said at the beginning of this entry, there is always something different to see in downtown Mexico City!


  1. I like their style; making their statement with " what if we were naked?, would you notice us, then?" Quite clever. Hired!

    As for the German exhibit, oooooh, Bosch electric hand tools, the best! After Craftsman, that is.

    Thanks for taking us along on your day trip.
    Dana Jennings

    1. It was still a bit of a shock to see complete nudity in a public place in Mexico, which is still a somewhat conservative place.
      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Sounds like it may have been the Mexico City edition of the World Naked Bike Ride. (Here's an article about the event, generally speaking, from Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2017/06/04/world-naked-bike-ride-2017-nude-cyclists-ride-through-cities-to-protest-against-cars/#26dd22c35f9c) There's a naked bike ride every year in the city where I live too. Although I am an avid cyclist and am all for body positivity, this is not something I would ever actually participate in, but it's always amusing to watch.

    1. I have to admit that I was taken aback. And in the case of some of the cyclists, it was definitely NOT a pretty sight!