The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Colonia Roma / Roma District

A culture space at Colonia Roma.
Fodor's Review: Recently, bookstores and cafés have helped transform this old neighborhood into the capital's full-blown arts district. The Galería OMR (Plaza Río de Janeiro 54, Col. Roma. ) is tucked away in a typical Colonia Roma house, with an early-20th-century stone facade and quirkily lopsided exhibition rooms. This active gallery has a strong presence in international art fairs and art magazines. It's open weekdays 10-3 and 4-7 and Saturday 10-2. A short walk from OMR, Galería Nina Menocal (Zacatecas 93, at Cordoba, Col. Roma. ) specializes in work by Cuban artists. The gallery is open weekdays 10-7 and Saturday 10-2, but the small staff is not always particularly welcoming to tourists who just want to take a look around. The Casa Lamm Cultural Center (Av. Alvaro Obregón 99, at Orizaba, Col. Roma., a small mansion and national monument, nurtures artists and welcomes browsers with three exhibition spaces, a bookstore, a wide range of courses, and a superb café and a great restaurant that offers delicious international cuisine. Galería Pecanins (Av. Durango 186 at Plaza Cibeles, Col. Roma.) may be small, but it's a significant local presence. It's open weekdays 11-2 and 4-7.

Gracias por su visita / Thanks for visiting.


Uma por Dia said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
This is the most beautiful door I have seen! It will be printed in my memory.

Anonymous said...

The colors are really brilliant.

Thanks for visiting and for commenting on my four starlings.

Chuck Pefley said...

I sure like those bright colors!

isa said...

My eyes are bulging out ;-)
How appriopriate for an art district!

iBlowfish said...

Very striking color! Cool shot.

Carraol said...

Uma, Isabella, Mr. Lincoln, Chuck, Iblowfish, thank you very much for your visits and comments.

Anonymous said...

Estraordinary colors! Wonderful!