Mexico's Alebrijes

I am in Mexico City.

This time I am staying in a hotel that sits in front of the emblematic: El Angel.

I decided to get up very early and try to take a few pictures there.

El Angel, which of course translates to "the Angel"
and stands for Mexico's independence.

As I walked on the main avenue of Reforma I saw color.

H&M black tuxedo jacket - Black trousers H&M - Melissa red shoes - Striped tank New York & Company

Color that caught my attention ... they are "alebrijes" - I was told.

Alebrijes are are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures and they are being exhibited on Reforma.

There are dozens of them...

A-l-e-b-r-i-j-e-s ... i am still having a hard time saying the name!


Terri said...

Beautiful art--I wonder where they are displayed when they aren't here. Looks like glorious weather there today.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Ok, that angel is AH-MAZING!!! So breathtakingly beautiful Lorena. Now, the creatures! HAHAHAHAHA Gorgeous colors, but they are scary. LOL You look great doll! Love your red shoes :)

Lisa said...

I really love your suit.
The El Angel is so beautiful...what a nice thing to see out of your hotel.

I love the color and lively-ness of your photographs.

Mica said...

What a beautiful view from the front of your hotel!

The alebrijes look stunning, so bright and colourful! :)

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What colourful pictures and you look so elegant.


wow great pictures!!
kisses from Milano

ana said...

Ay sin son muy bellos los Alebrijes jaja y si es un poco dificil de pronunciar... me encantaron tus zapatos!! muy lindas las fotos del Ángel de la Independencia

..EmiLiA..* said...

Lore que padres fotos. Que bueno que hayas disfrutado de la ciudad de México =)
Saluditos te ves muy guapa

drollgirl said...

HOW FUN!!!! oh mexico! i hope you are having the best time ever.

years ago i stayed in mexico for a week. it was one of my favorite vacations! how i would love to go again, but we are CONSTANTLY warned about the beheadings and other awful killings taking place in mexico's drug war(s), so tourism is discouraged. but i hope to go again soon.

enjoy yourself! i am so jealous! lol

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love these pictures. It makes Mexico City look like such a vibrant place.


Fashion Tales said...

These are very nice artful photos. I love the colours so vibrant. Hope you're enjoying Mexico City, gosh memories ... I haven't been there in a long while. xx/M

Elegance Personified said...

WOW Mexico City sure is as beautiful as I have heard. Love it. These photos are all great and so are those colorful pieces of Art. You got on a very sophisticated outfit, too. Love the wrap sweater and dark red pumps. =)