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Inside Palacio de Bellas Artes

Inside Palacio de Bellas Artes

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is the most important cultural center in Mexico City as well as the rest of the country of Mexico. It is located on the west side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park. The first National Theater of Mexico was built in the late 19th century, but it was soon decided to tear this down in favor of a more opulent building in time for Centennial of the Mexican War of Independence in 1910. The initial design and construction was undertaken by Italian architect Adamo Boari in 1904, but complications arising from the soft subsoil and the political problem both before and during the Mexican Revolution, hindered then stopped construction completely by 1913. Construction began again in 1932 under Mexican architect Federico Mariscal and was completed in 1934. The outside of the building is primarily Art Nouveau and the interior is primarily Art Deco. The building is best known for its murals by Diego Rivera, Siqueiros and others, as well as the many exhibitions and theatrical performances its hosts, including the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.

comezone This photo was shot on film. Taken by comezone with a Lomo LC-A+ (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Kodak Elitechrome EBX film (available in our Online Shop) in Mexico City, Mexico. These tags describe this photo: x-pro, lomo, lca race, history, culture, bellas artes palace, palacio de bellas artes, fine arts palace, comezone, lc-a race, mexico, mexico city, lomo comrades of the americas, north america team 3, and lc-a+. This photo can also be found in the album LC-A Race.

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  1. stouf

    stouf

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