Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ARTES POPULARES VICTOR


For the past 30 years or so Artes Populares Victor has been attracting discerning collectors of Mexican handicrafts to its little hideaway in the Centro Histórico. It was formerly located on Calle Madero, upstairs, past the perfume store, behind a locked door. It always had a feel of a speakeasy. 
Their new location, a few blocks south, still retains its secret clubhouse feel--you must knock at the huge wooden doors for admittance. They specialize in small items perfect for packing in your suitcase. Don't forget to ask to see the other, locked room with antiques. 
 

Victor's new location is Isabel la Católica 97, near the corner of San Jeronimo in the Centro Histórico. I't one block from metro stop Isabel la Católica. Open from noon to 7PM, Monday through Friday.
Tel. (55) 55-12-12-63.  Email: victormex@hotmail.com
For Google map link click HERE.





Thursday, May 29, 2014

AZTECS IN SPAIN

I recently returned from two weeks of travel in northern Spain, one of my favorite parts of the planet. While in the seaport town of Gijón, I was surprised to see this building, the Edificio Mexico, with its 'Aztec Deco' motifs.