Oaxaca mural

Oaxaca mural

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Rest of the Day

We spent several hours visiting the booths of Mexico City's International Fair and watching folk music and dance performances on the Zócalo.  We were both tired, but our day was not over.  The other major venue for the Fair was the nearby Plaza of Santo Domingo.  There they had set up an enormous tent where more than half of the participating countries had stands selling ethnic foods.  We had not eaten since breakfast, so we planned on sampling a variety of international cuisines.

However, when we got to the Plaza and saw the line of people waiting to get into the tent, we decided to eat elsewhere.  

(The Fair runs until April 29th, so on a weekday when there are smaller crowds, I will come back by myself to the food tent.)

We were only a couple blocks away from one of our favorite restaurants, "El Cardenal", so we had our dinner there.  As always, their traditional Mexican food was superb.

We both had pork in a rich, spicy sauce with beans.

Well-fed and rested after our meal, we walked down pedestrianized Madero Street.  We had to stop so that I could have my picture taken with Coco and Miguel, the characters from the popular Disney movie!

(Photo taken by Alejandro)

Look how crowded Madero Street was.  And look at the golden tones in the moments before sunset.

The Palace of Fine Arts

The Latin American Tower

Night was falling by the time we reached the Paseo de la Reforma.

We were planning on calling a Uber to take us back to the condo.  But then we saw that there was something going on farther down the avenue by the Monument to the Revolution.  So we continued walking.  In front of the Monument a stage had been set up, and there was a free jazz concert in progress.  We stopped and listened for a while.

From the stage, different patterns of lights were projected on the Monument to the Revolution.

It was another fantastic day in downtown Mexico City!

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