Photos: We Visit Latin America’s Largest University, UNAM

The soccer stadium (go Pumas!) is also the Olympic stadium.

The soccer stadium (go Pumas!) is also the '68 Olympic stadium.

Jesica, one of my good friends here in Mexico City, happens to be a tour guide with a degree in art history. Meaning, when you hang out with her, you not only have fun, you get smarter. A few days ago, I  mentioned that we hadn’t yet visited UNAM, Mexico City’s enormous university (the biggest in Latin America, and perhaps the world). The campus is in the south of the city, and itself is the size of a small city. So, she said, vaminos. And we did so today, turning it into a little mini-road trip in her convertible Tracker.

We attended the Orquestra Sinfonica de Mineria (the symphony — and I loved it. Does this mean I’m getting old?) at Sala Nezahualcóyotl, had lunch at the famed Azul y Oro (named after the colors of UNAM, blue and gold), then walked around a sculpture garden that contained — to my glee — lots of nature, and well, sculptures by Sebastian.

Jesica and Brendan hike down to the big blue M.

Jesica and Brendan hike down to the big blue M.

I was actually entertained during the entire symphony. It's really quite amazing.

I was actually entertained during the entire symphony. It's really quite amazing.

It was one of those typically perfect days. 365 days a year, it rocks.

It was one of those typically perfect days. 365 days a year, it rocks.

A bee doing what he does best.

A bee doing what she does best.

"I'm a fat lizard sunbathing."

"I'm a fat lizard sunbathing."

A poblano pepper stuffed with spicy pork and fruit, covered in a walnut cream sauce, and doused with pomegranate seeds. It's a rough life.

A poblano pepper stuffed with spicy pork and fruit, covered in a walnut cream sauce, and doused with pomegranate seeds. It's a rough life.

A Mondrian-style home sits behind a pesero.

A Mondrian-style home sits behind a pesero.

4 thoughts on “Photos: We Visit Latin America’s Largest University, UNAM

  1. Lesley says:

    Beautiful photos! We’re taking my sis- and bro-in-law to UNAM when they visit next week, so I may be asking you soon how to find all this stuff. (A sculpture garden — who knew?) I’d also love to take in a concert if they’re offering one.

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