We visited Monterrey's Old District today & walked the old worn cobblestone streets of Barrio Antiguo. The district is known for more night life than daytime activities but we strolled the area checking out a local artsy flea market & looking at the wonderful old architecture, the vivid colors and old barred windows & doors. The area went through a revitalization program with local businesses buying up the old buildings & opening a whole host of Restaurants, small shops, Coffee Houses, Bars & countless clubs. It reminded us both of the French Quarter in New Orleans; the whole lack of parking aspect was right there as well!!
The flea market street in Barrio Antiguo was much like the Renaissance market in downtown Austin, some things shabby & others kind of chic! We saw antiques, handcrafts, Beetles memorabilia & paintings being sold by local artists. I found some hip little earrings made by a local artist named Edgar Luna. They were quite cute with little miniature images of none other than Frida Kahlo!
Tiny Fridas for the ears, que bueno!!!