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Mexico City’s Condesa

BOHEMIAN: Condesa, an oasis in the middle of stressed-out Mexico City is home to the artists, musicians, novelists and filmmakers who give Mexico its global identity. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
AT LEISURE: Arriaga Jordán and husband John Page relax in their kitchen. “The one thing I really like is the mix of people,” Arriaga Jordán says of Condesa’s intriguing community. (Photo By Sarah Meghan Lee)
A JEWEL OF A DISTRICT: John Page’s living room is a showcase of gleaming modern furniture and organic art forms. The college professor and his filmmaker wife, Patricia Arriaga Jordán, sold their home in an upper-middle class district to move to the trendy yet gritty Condesa area. (Photo By Sarah Meghan Lee)
FUSION: Traditional design mixes with modernism in the Condesa area. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
GROWTH MAGNET: Old and new traditions share space in Mexico City, where a vendor sets up in the Condesa district. The Torre Mayor, Latin America’s largest skyscraper, towers above. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
TRANQUIL: Casa Modotti, a pie-shaped building where Tina Modotti, the famous photographer, actress and muse of Edward Weston lived, was near the heart of Bohemian Condesa in the 20’s and 30’s. (Don Bartletti / LAT)