Covet Garden's Lynda Felton is taking a three-month sojourn south of the border. While she is exploring the sights and sounds of Mexico, she is still diligently working on Covey G — and sharing her discoveries with our readers. You can also track Lynda's adventures on her Tumblr. Here is her first dispatch!
On the first leg of my adventure I spent a wonderful week in Mexico City's Centro Historico.
The Centro Historico area is bursting with fabulous buildings designed in Art Deco, Spanish and European Colonial and even Art Nouveau styles. Its not hard to tell why the architecture here is a must see. But I soon started to see another common design statement and that was the use of brass and bronze. Its everywhere, in the smallest if details and in grand statements and I have to tell you, I liked it.
Take for example the beautiful bird public seating in the main shopping area in Historico Centrol on Isabel la Catolica (pictured above).
This bronze statue in Plaza Garibaldi honours the the mariachi bands that gather daily. (A side note: People hire these groups for birthday or anniversary parties. You can also just sit their and have them play a song or two for you.)
Or the refined brass detail of the entrance to the Bank of Mexico on 5 de Mayo.
Even this street performer in the Zocalo has the bronze touch!
[photos, Lynda Felton]