An al Fresco evening at the New York Botanical Garden
It’s time to enjoy Part 2 (here’s part 1) if you missed it!) of my Bronx Botanical Garden (BBG) adventure. We’re going to continue on a late afternoon stroll of the grounds to enjoy our adventure with Frida Kahlo.
I’m at the Frida Kahlo: Art-Garden-Life exhibit and in Part 1 of this article, my family and I started to tour the beautiful “Garden” component of this exhibit; we have yet to enjoy the “Art & Life” parts so come follow me for a fun cultural experience of Frida’s Mexico…
Our last walk around the Enid Haupt Conservatory to view the beautiful botanicals.
Now it’s time to exit out and follow the path that leads us to Ross Lecture Hall and the Mertz Library…..this is where we’ll be able to view Frida’s amazing artwork and see the chronological events of her life portrayed with specifics to her locales and surroundings.
A pair of happy butterflies lead the way to our next stop at Ross Lecture Hall & Mertz Library.
Continuing along the pathway dotted with super-sized purple pom pom allium flowers and the biggest, busiest pollinating bumble bees….bzzzzz……
Arriving at the entrance to the next part of our tour—the lecture hall and library.
Luscious tropical orchids that evoke the symbolism of luxury, beauty, and strength
Taking in all of the amazingly curated information about Frida’s life.
A photograph of Frida in 1926 taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo. She’s 19 years old here.
A real life representation of Frida’s painting, “The Two Fridas”.
Well, now the daylight is starting to dwindle, the exhibits are closing and we’re getting a bit hungry and thirsty so we head back to the entrance of the gardens where my sister and I get (easily) distracted by the garden store…..
My sister making some tough decisions about which beautiful planters to purchase for her urban garden oasis.
A fun Mexican style sun motif.
Mini succulent plants fill the shelves inside the garden/art store
…OK, OK…so now the fun call of trilling mariachi music is getting to us so we decide to finalize our purchases, pull ourselves away from all the fun nic-nacs and go join the guys to make some more tough decisions about what to eat and drink….life is so rough….
The fun sounds of Flor de Toloache, an all female mariachi band. These ladies can rock their music!
The beautiful Mexican costume on their dancer who gets the crowd so excited to get out on the floor and dance!
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