There’s new paint everywhere

May 7, 2010

There is even more fresh paint in Mazatlán’s Centro Historico than I reported back in March here.  Some of the painting is just the usual homeowners painting their houses before the rainy season comes, and some is a joint project between the Coppel Foundation and the City of Mazatlán.  I thought I’d show you a few from a very small patch of Centro.

 

The one at the top had needed a lot of concrete repair, but it looks great now.

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This one is unoccupied but doesn’t look too bad inside

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The car wash guy is waiting for customers in front of a newly painted beauty.

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This one is unoccupied as well… it has been cleaned up inside, though.  The peach colored house to the left
is being remodeled inside and also has new exterior paint.

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Now I probably wouldn’t have dreamed up that color combination… I guess they are getting their
signage redone, also.  This is an air conditioning shop.

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This used to be a gym… see the signage?  I’m glad they kept the signs, they are pretty funny.  To the
left see the little “puesto?”  The lady there serves comida economica every day to a large part of
our neighborhood.  When I took the picture it was too early for food.

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The school even got a new paint job.  Unfortunately just last night the brick wall
a little farther down got tagged with graffiti.

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I love this one on Angel Flores.  And see the new construction their neighbor is building
behind their facade?  Looks good!

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

7 Comments
    1. The Angel Flores one is a stunner. I love how you guys have such a completely different color palette than we do here in Merida.

    1. I follow your blog from Northern Minnesota where we woke up to snow in our tulip beds this morning. I just came back from walking our dog along the shore of Lake Superior– dreaming of the day we walk him along the beach in Mazatlan. We’re on our own countdown to mexico. Four years to go!

    1. Isn’t it just ducky?!! Every time I turn around, or rather turn a corner, there is another architectural art piece having been just completed. Now for the sidewalks and a few garbage cans and we will be ready for company!

    1. Every time you post on home renovations in Mazatlan, I take a look at the real estate pages. It seems that the same houses I looked at two years ago are still there.

    1. You’re right. Not exactly a dynamic real estate market in Maz right now.

      1. John, Yes, the colors are gorgeous.

        Malcolm, It is amazing how vibrant the colors around here are lately. I love it.

        Rebecca, Four years to go! Very cool! I remember the days of dreaming, and truly, it is even better in person! Thanks for commenting.

        Zoe, Yes, around every corner is right! I have about 6 more pictures in my camera right now!

        Steve, We have heard that the only real estate that’s moving here in Maz is smaller properties under 100K US. A lot of the houses that were on the market when we were looking are still available – and we have been here three years! So I think those sellers aren’t very motivated to sell. People have the idea that their properties are worth much more than they really are… there is a ruin a block away from us that isn’t even large – and the owner wants $195,000 US for it. Needless to say, it is just sitting there.

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