MEXICO ~~ P. 3

The back square of the Cathedral faces the Opera House. This is the oldest one in Mexico still operating. The square is filled with shoeshine stands; I guess this is because there are so many government workers around who need their shoes shined. Under the square are parking garages.

Facing the Cathedral

This is a small garden inside the Gadalajara municipal building.

    Inside the building is a ceiling mural by Orozco. This higly symbolic work shows Father Hidalgo breaking the chains of religion, ideology etc. in Mexico. Many of the figures are wearing carnival masks and there are bloody images throughout the piece. It is incredibly powerful & reminds me of the style of the 1930s WPA art in the US.