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While AnthrOhio is sadly over I've still got pictures of the Frida Kahlo museum and I'll share those until I have time to start writing up my new experience. Thanks for watching.

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Dining room knickknacks. I don't know how many of these were carved by Kahlo or her husband, and what of them were just pieces that they got from somewhere. I like the bright yellow wood for the shelving, though.


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The glass-block windows of the dining room's sunlight. The blocks are marked with some cryptic serial numbers and I couldn't say whether these would have been all but invisible when the blocks were installed, that is, if the accumulation of city dust has made them impossible not to read.


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More of the animal knickknacks, including at least one bunny. I can't be sure whether these serve any non-decorative purpose.


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Guest bedroom that's located off the dining room. Also, this is the room and, the signs say, bed that Leon Trotsky used for a while before getting his own place a few blocks away.


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More of Leon Trotsky's bedroom, with the window looking out into the courtyard. I don't know how much of it looked like this when he actually used it.


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Looking back from Trotsky's bedroom at the dining room. The door on the left opens into the central courtyard.


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Stairs down into the conversation pit, just off the dining room and underneath the stairs leading up to the studio.


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The kitchen, another room with just gorgeous colors to my eyes.


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Fox(?)-headed pumpkin jug that's set out on the kitchen table.


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Kahlo and Rivera had their first names inset in the wall, using enormously many tiny colored teacups.


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Also made of many tiny teacups: doves holding a banner together, a show of just how happy they were being married, at least while they were happy being married.


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Close-up shot of the tiny cups. This is the ``knot'' and bow of the ribbon, above the big kitchen window. Each cup was about the size of a small espresso teacup and was itself well-decorated. I don't know whether by Kahlo and her husband or whether they just took the cups that matched their general idea for the kitchen decor.


Trivia: The first Bose-Einstein Condensate, formed 1995, was at a temperature of 170 billionths of a degree above zero Kelvin. It was not observed directly, as the laser probing it destroyed the super-cooled substance. Source: Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, Tom Shachtman.

Currently Reading: Holland on the Hudson: An Economic and Social History of Dutch New York, Oliver A Rink.

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