Frida & Diego Mexico City Tour-Day 4 AM

Day 4 . . . WOW! Our group spent the morning at Frida’s beloved Casa Azul in Colonia Coyoacán. Located at the corner of Calle Allende and Lourdes, Frida’s father had the home built in 1904 in the fashionable French bourgeois style in vogue at the time. When Frida and Diego took up residence in the early 1940’s they began the transformation you see today, expressing “Mexicanismo” by adding colonial architectural features and planting succulents and leafy plants from the various regions of Mexico. Frida came full circle, born in Casa Azul in 1907, she passed away there in 1954. Eight days prior to her death, ill and bedridden, she completed her final work which she inscribed with “Viva la Vida”. I’d like to believe, that despite the serious health issues she endured throughout her life and the turbulent & passionate relationship with Diego she kept her “joie de vivre” until the end, leaving for posterity the inscription that life is worth living . . . . .collage casa azul


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I am a freelance photographer and writer who has had had a passion for photography since first using my Dad’s 35 mm camera as a teenager. The amazing digital innovations revolutionizing the photographic arts have only served to heighten my passion for the art form. My magazine articles and photography specialize in sharing the wonder of Hispanic traditions, customs, and culture. You can see more of my work at
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