Saturday, 14 August 2010

i capture the castle

again

juan o'gorman mural

Last Sunday, while in Mexico City, we went to Chapultepec Castle, located in an enormous park that I wish there'd been more time to explore. The castle was located on a small hill (a five minute walk at most, but there were scores of Mexicans in lines waiting to take a little train up and down). It was a great little trip, and I definitely want to plan my weekends better from now on. I never would have discovered the castle in my usual wandering way, and I think it's pretty much unmissable.

Outside there were gardens and wonderful panoramic views of the city, inside were sumptuously furnished rooms, historical exhibits, and some of the requisite Mexico City murals. The one above is by Juan O'Gorman (such a Mexican name!) and really represents the nature of the city: chaotic, full of people and big ideas.

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i capture the garden

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Mirror mirror on the wall...
who's the fairest?

While I thought waiting for the train was a bit silly I wouldn't have said no to a ride in this...
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I dressed with comfort and unpredictable weather in mind; matching the patio was a happy accident!
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statues of the niños heroes, or six child cadets who died defending the castle at some point in its history... sorry, I must have not been paying attention during that exhibit!
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Outfit:
silk shorts: oysho
t-shirt: random
bag: stolen from my mother
sandals: aldo

18 comments:

Abi said...

That looks like such a fun little trip! Is that a carriage I see? Gorgeous.
Love your bag!

Thanks for letting me know about the little glitch on my blog. Photobucket is giving me a little trouble. I believe you should be able to see the photos on the most recent post for now.

Have a terrific weekend! x

Ashley said...

I'm loving that checkered floor :) I would take a bunch of photos there too :)

Amber Rose said...

Sounds like quite the trip! I'm glad you had so much fun. And I wouldn't have minded playing Cinderella with that lovely carriage. Sigh.

Starr Crow said...

so many great photos of the city, and such a cute outfit too!

I wanted to thank you for your comment on my last post. Isn't it nuts about the heels? Since starting my blog, I've developed more of a conceptual eye for fashion rather than a practical one. Sure, if I was styling for a magazine I would pick those heels, but I'm not, I'm styling for a girl who's just going to run some errands and work on the computer all day. I think it's safe to say that after my last post (with the amazing comments you guys left) that I will definitely be doing everything my way now with no concern with what the rest of the world thinks. You guys are so awesome for helping me realize that!

Rio said...

Love it! You definitely go on the coolest adventures! ;) Cute outfit and love the shoes too!
(http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

Wardrobe Wars said...

The silk shorts are so beautiful - so elegant, chic yet they look super comfy!
The perfect combination!
Greetings from Ireland
xxx
Fifi & Niamh
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ViCreative said...

love your bag!!!

Vicky
(new post: Eye of the tiger & follow me)

Krystal said...

cute outfit!!!

Sabina said...

Lovely blog!
I would like to invite you to mine - I think you will really like it :))
Also, the main reason for my invitation is that I want to invite you to join my Challenge - just click on the link at the very top of my left sidebar and see what it is - I hope you will find it exciting :)
In any case - I hope you enjoy my blog and of course feel free to follow me if you do! ;)

Much love,
Sabina.
xxx

jay said...

Ahh, I love castles. Looks like you're having an awesome time! Gorgeous shorts and legs, my dear!

ASH said...

The shot of you on the patio, A+!!

And of course the offer still stands!! I will add you after I make this comment.

And no kidding, you were hit by a car too?! Geez! If I might asked, what happened? In my case, a friend and I were using a crosswalk (the kind where the cars stop when they see you, the actual cross walk isn't controlled by a light) and an 80 year old man just mowed us over in his brand new Lexus! My friend was pretty much fine but I had to stay in the hospital for a week and get two surgeries. Luckily, that's all pretty much past (my knee is still messed up, though!) but it's definitely something i'll never forget.

and ahhh at that novel of a comment!!

xx

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

Thanks for the comment!! :)

Love your shoes!!

Diana said...

this looks like so much fun (and your last post was kind of amazing - the art is just so gorgeous). your comment was so sweet! (sorry it took me so long to respond!) i am totally dreading needing to remember to bring a sweater everywhere... as for your question i am studying psychology and communications with hopes to go into advertising. i still have a few semesters left :}

xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

anna. said...

Thanks for the comment :)
Yeah I agree with you.. I like them both but audrey Hepburn is miles ahead of grace Kelly in my opinion but they are both stunning!

I'm following you (just to let you know haha) and I'd love for you to follow me :)

your blog is amazing! I laavveee your outfit so much :)!

Anna
www.lifeetc-blog.blogspot.com

:)

Anthea said...

So glad I get to see your pics of Mexico! Really enjoy them.

Those shorts are so cute and I love the brown bag and sandals with them.

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous sight!! Cute outfit, too. xo style, she wrote

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

First off, I love the title of your post. If my to-read list wasn't miles long, I'd reread I Capture the Castle in a heartbeat :)

This looks like a delightful place to visit. Exhibits and gardens is a combination that never fails.

Silk shorts. I've been wanting a pair for some time now, but never seem to cross paths with them. Hmm...

dusanabotswana said...

Oh, love this also! Considering I lived in Mexico City for nearly 11 months I should have gone up here way more because it really is lovely! I see a few of these pictures in my last post of all around town, but a much better idea is to just focus on the castle : ) cute casual outfit too!