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June 28, 2013 – Post-Peru Day 005

After departing Lima, the family and I travelled to Mexico City. Once I recovered from my altitude sickness, all of us were able to enjoy a day of sightseeing around Mexico’s capital.

For this Friday, we took a tour around the Castillo de Chapultepec, a lovely piece of real estate and architecture that I might blog about later.

Okay, here’s one picture from the Castle, but only because my middle child took it and he’s quite proud of it…

Take Five

Take Five

After the visit to the castle, all members of the family (except for yours truly) went out on a paddle boat in the lake that is in Chapultepec Park. See…

Pedal Power

Pedal Power

All that aside, one of the neatest things I saw today was a view from outside our host’s window. As we sat down to a wonderful supper, my eyes caught a glimpse of an odd-looking structure off in the background of the apartment’s view of Mexico City. Take a look…


…and closer…


…and closer still.


This interesting-looking building happens to be an art museum which opened in 2011. However, rather than being the art museum for Mexico City or for the country of Mexico, this shrine to the aesthetic houses the personal collection of one man, Mexican billionaire – and the richest man in the world (as of March 2013) – Carlos Slim. Named the Soumaya Museum, it houses works by Monet, Rodin, and Diego Rivera.

It’s also free to the public.

Nice touch, Señor Slim.