|It's very hot for these dogs.|
|Not only Paris has sidewalk cafés.|
|The Museum of Oaxacan Painters|
I plan to visit one gallery each day that I am free. I have visited before but the exhibits change.
Galleries are either free or there is a nominal (less than $1.00 charge). Today I am visiting the
Museum of Oaxacan Painters to see an exhibit called Empoderando de la Mujer (Empowering Women).
Older indigenous women who come from the mountains to the city end up as vendors or beggars.
|I pass this face many times in the street.|
I keep a small purse of coins to share with these women. I am fortunate to see two other new exhibits.
A self-portrait of Victor Hugo Pérez was included in the artist exhibition.
|Birds and insects seem to play a role in Oaxacan art.|
The Europeans who settled in the Central Valley constructed buildings that provided shelter from the brilliant sun. As many of the galleries that I am visiting were built in the 16th and 17th centuries, I am benefitting from their architectural ingenuity. The museum is airy with lots of benches.
|The Spanish settlers built cool buildings.|
During my stay in Oaxaca, I am trying to be very careful with my walking. My knee has not become swollen since I have been here but I have limited my total walking distance to about 6 kilometres.
In the afternoon, I spend time in my apartment reading and writing again.
|Linen clothing helps with the heat.|
For this trip, I have made adjustments to my activity level based on my personal requirements. As we age, we can continue to travel as long as we make reasonable adjustments to our levels of activity.