Washington D.C., Hispanic Weekend

May 8th, 2004

Our weekend started off with a viewing of "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." Next morning we decided to check out the Mayan Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C. But first, lunch.

Andale Restaurant, 401 7th Street NW, Washington, DC

This is the Taquitos de Pollo, crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded chicken, refried beans, Chihuaha cheese and Chipotle chile. Very, very good.

Taquitos de Pollo

The Three Amigos. These guys have had way too much Chihuaha cheese.

Drop the Chihuaha!

We are opposite the entrance of the museum when I remember I still have my pocket knife with me. Still, made it through security by pretending to be almost willing to strip.

I am not a criminal, I am not a criminal....

Finally, Mayan art. This fellow is, I believe, the son of the big king - Kan Bahlam (Snake Jaguar), or, as his friends call him, "Jiggy Jag."

Maya have your photograph?

And this individual is the big king himself - Pakal. A most powerful man in his time.

Portrait head of Pakal, Palenque, Mexico

This is the face of the security guard as she tells me I am not allowed to take pictures.

Follow me, sir.

So, let's look at the pretty fountain and calm down.

I am really NOT a criminal!

This is from a book I bought covering the Diego Rivera exhibit, right next to the Mayan art exhibit. I know he would approve, he was a communist.

Free Art for Everybody!