El Castillo en Chapultapec is the the castle on grasshopper hill. It is where the emperors lived while they were still in charge. I've never been in a castle like this that still had so many of the belongings of the people who lived there. It was luxury at its finest. It also had some awesome views of the city below.
Outside in the garden there were security guards that blew their whistles at anyone who stepped on the grass. The grass here is meant to be seen and not touched, especially at the castle.
We headed next to Coyoacan which is one of the 13 boroughs of the city. This section is named for the coyote and it is most famous for the Frida Kahlo museum, La Casa Azul, or the Blue House. It is where she and Diego Rivera lived a lot of their lives. After she died Diego insisted that it all remain closed for 15 years and then it could be opened. The woman who was in charge of opening it up died about 11 years into the deal so they opened it up early and found all kinds of artwork and personal belongings of the artists. It is now a really cool museum.
It was really neat, and a little bit haunting.
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