Wednesday, May 18, 2011

at the park

Sunday at the park...Our first site seeing day in Mexico City Maria, my sister-in-law, planned for us to go to Chapultepec Park. There is a lot to do there but we didn't even get to do most of it. We did see some museums that are in the park and got some food. So these pictures are from Sunday April 17th. It turned out that I took over 200 pictures!!! so I'm sorting through them and some editing.

Street signs in their neighborhood...

Right before we went into the Park we tried to take a family picture, but L got cut off when Chris was taking the picture. It was an accident she was in her stroller below and in front of Roger. My nephew Elan is the extra arm you see behind me, he was trying to hide for our family picture...haha!

Statue at the entrance of the park, I think there was one on the other side too.

As you go into the park you walk right up to a monument, Monumento a Los Ninos Heroes. It is in dedication to the six young solders who fought and died during the US invasion of 1847.

Most of us...

Not sure what this statue is in reference of, but it looked neat!

The entrance to the Anthropology Museum, Museo Nacional de Antropologia.  My poor hubby, when we where there it was free day for residents so Rog was the only one who had to pay an admission fee. Hey my kids are part Mexican so they got in for free...hehe!

The fountain at the entrance it is huge of course the kids loved it because of the water.

Inside the museum they had a mock up of an ancient village.

stone/cave drawings

Estela means an architectural feature.

Mayan exhibit began

A section off the museum that had some mock up of the buildings at the time of the Mayas. It was pretty dense that the climate was different than when you are outside. Rog the kids and I only saw half the museum.

While we were having tortas at the park we got some entertainment, these guys came down hanging from their feet.

Here they are almost all the way down.

Castle, Castillo de Chapultepec now is the museum of history, the grounds around it are beautiful the fountain and the large agave plants. It used to be the home to the Mexican presidents until 1935.

The entrance to the castle you can see the stain glass window and as you enter you see the staircase of the lions.

The interior of the castle.

Close up of one of the stained glass windows.

One of the exhibits featured eagles.

Some embroidery work.

Eagle painting, most of the work was modern.

Another angle of the entrace.

The gardens which included a fountain on the side of the castle.

A gorgeous agave plant.

The side side of the castle facing the garden. The house of mirrors was close to the castle but it started to rain when we got done looking touring it, that we pretty much headed for home after this.

One of the friendly squarells waiting to get some food. He is cute but not sure if he didn't bite so I didn't get too close.

There is so much to do, like Disneyland you need about 3 days to see it all and enjoy it.
Here is what we didn't get to see or do while we were there...
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Zoo (Zoologico de Chapultepec)
  • Interactive childrens museum (Papalote Museo del Nino)
  • Museum of Mexican industry, science and technology (Museo tecnologico de la CFE)
  • The lakes, they have kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats, (Lago de Chapultepec, Lago Mayor, y Lago Menor)
  • Amusement Park (La Feira de Chapultepec)
  • Museum of Natural History (Museo de Historia Natural)

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