Last time I posted about all the fresh paint going up around town I had said it would be my last post on the topic. Well, enough people said they enjoyed them so here is another, and yes, this will be my last post about it, for sure! Especially since we had a few sprinkles last night and I expect the rainy season to begin sometime in the next week – and it really isn’t a good idea to paint when the humidity is high! (Not saying that no one will be painting, just not so many, I’m sure…)
So, without further delay, here goes!
The lovely building at the top is the lavanderia (laundry) business and home of the folks we used before we bought our own machines. The house used to be a faded pink. I love the dark color scheme.
This one is in the “what were they thinking” category. This poor little house has seen better days, I’m sure. The grass growing where the roof should be and the decayed wall – I don’t know, it seems to me it needed a bit of repair before it deserved paint.
Some of the color combinations we see are a bit shocking, but this little guy looks great with such a bright color scheme!
Now here’s one that’s quite soft and muted. I love this house.
Here’s a series, first one is before: (Notice what I call (thanks to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) the Tree of Heaven at the roof line?)
But maybe you want to see a closeup of that roof line? Funny!
Here’s another beauty:
But want to see what it looked like before? I mourn the loss of this lovely bougainvillia.
Here’s another before & after… Before:
and After: (I think these might be perfect canvases for new art works…)
Another cool beauty:
This is another “what were they thinking” one. This ruin consists of only exterior walls. Inside, there is a parking lot. But it is entirely crumbling and the top of the facade is just raw brick! (It is garbage night, the bags will be picked up in an hour or so…)
The Medrano building is a very special building in Mazatlán. I think it’s looking beautiful. Now if only its owners would find a new use for it!
Here’s another one I that I teased you about earlier. The first is a before picture of the Genaro Estrada house:
They did some concrete repairs but little cleaning on the exterior before the paint went on.
Here’s the finished product. It’s too bad that they don’t do anything to the woodwork, makes it look a bit like a pretty lady with runs in her stockings!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a tour of the new paint in Centro Historico!