Winter is the perfect time to paint here in Mazatlán. The temperature is comfortable – mid 70’s to mid 80’s – and the humidity is low. But this year in addition to the normal homeowner updating here in Centro there seems to be an effort by the city to get some paint on buildings that badly need it. I don’t know the details of the program, but with tourism down like it is, putting some additional people to work is a good thing!
The first batch of pictures are completed paint jobs. Aren’t they gorgeous? At the top is one side of the Military Hospital.
A gorgeous old home that has been restored top-to-bottom.
Three houses in a row have nice fresh paint. You can order a delicious rich cake from the family in the one on the far right and take dancing lessons from the family in the one on the far left.
This house is on a very narrow street and I couldn’t back up enough to entirely capture its charm.
We were skeptical when we saw this paint color, but once they got a couple of coats on, we are fans.
This one is a beauty now. They are working on it inside and I would love to know more!
Some are still in progress:
Once Carnaval was over they decided to spruce up the malecon.
One guy scraping, one behind him painting. My mother would have called this “a lick and a promise.”
We can’t believe the paint on this one! Kind of reminds me of some of the San Francisco “Painted Ladies.” Check out the guy walking along the ledge at the top right side…
Here’s a doorway on the other street.
This building is more modern but it is getting a makeover, too.
I read in the Pacific Pearl a couple of months ago that the plan is to make this building into a hotel and business center for people who want to take “work-ations.” I love the tile on the far end of this one.
Here’s the other side of the one above. See the guy kneeling at the parapet?
This one is actually empty. It has no windows but it would be an absolute show stopper if it was redone. I’m glad it’s getting exterior paint, anyway! The pillars in the inside courtyard are absolutely gorgeous. Here’s a picture if you want to see…
The last picture is one that is prepped and waiting for paint.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I bet there are hundreds here in Centro that are getting painted right now. Maybe you ought to come and take a look!