February 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico
Don't be fooled by this map that last block of San Francisco is very steep, just be glad the museum is only halfway up the hill.
We arrived around 4:30 PM and the sunlight was producing immense shadows on the glass display cabinets.
There are three permanent display rooms: one dedicated to dollhouses, another to animals and transportation, and the third room is called "the fair," and shows masks, musical instruments and miniature fairground rides.
I think adults appreciate this museum more than children.
The ingenuity and creativity that went into the crafting of these folk toys is astounding.
Lucha libre (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlutʃa ˈlibɾe], meaning "freestyle wrestling") is a term used in Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries, for a form of professional wrestling that has developed within those countries. Although the term nowadays refers exclusively to professional wrestling, it was originally used in the same style as the English term "freestyle wrestling",referring to an amateur wrestling style without the restrictions of Greco-Roman wrestling.
Mexican wrestling is characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds and maneuvers, as well as "high-flying" maneuvers, some of which have been adopted in the United States. The wearing of masks has developed special significance, and matches are sometimes contested in which the loser must permanently remove his mask, which is a wager with a high degree of weight attached.
Snakes and ladders.
I want this doll house!! So traditional.
And a little known secret is the incredible view of the town and surrounding area from the lovely terrace.
This doesn't look as steep as it is!
Click here for our next stop - Guanajuato.
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