Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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Next to the central square in Merida is the Governor's Mansion, a gorgeous bulding open to public tours (I don't think the Govenor actually lives here). Aside from a few tourist-related offices, as best as I can tell it's just a large museum of art, all of it by the same artist and on the same theme: the terrible treatment of native Mayans by the Spanish and Mexican governments.

On the second floor of the mansion is an absolutely stunning hall filled with fantastic paintings. I spent perhaps an hour in this room walking from painting to painting, translating the placards found under each. The artist had a strange but beautiful style full of terribly wonderful colors, most depecting atrocious scenes.

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