Mazatlán’s Carnaval – setting up

February 16, 2012

Paul and I walked down to Olas Altas this morning to see how Carnaval was getting set up.  I thought you might like to go on a little tour with us.

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012
Here's the entrance from Angel Flores.

 

Mazatlan Carnaval  2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

Click here for a picture and explanation of the laser aquatic show.  (text in Spanish)

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

Mazatlan Carnaval 2012

 

This morning there were only the two stages set up in Olas Altas, I imagine they will be working hard all day to get the rest going.  Most years there are from 6 – 10 stages in the area.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

By the way, did you notice the QR codes in the corner of my photos?  I am just wondering – since my photos get inventoried by search engines, etc. whether people will scan them with their phone and then visit my blog. We’ll see!


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

9 Comments
    1. I was astonished by the vast seas of beer being imported today. Everywhere I went trucks were unloading stacks of cans.

      It is starting to look like the big stage in front of Cueva del Canucks will be the main stage. I don’t see them setting up at the corner of Olas Altas and Angel Flores this year. But wait… I hear a big truck pulling up right now… So you never know.

      Finally – what’s with the rain? I even heard thunder last night. At least it isn’t snow. Last month, when it got cool, I overheard some locals predicting “nieve para Carnaval”.

    1. Thanks for the visual tour, Nancy…but did you check the Bug to see if it had some Beans inside or the Bar had a Beauty sipping a glass of Bubbly? ; – ))

      1. Michael, You’re still in town? I thought you were taking a trip during Carnaval! It would be nice if there were fewer stages but I guess we will just wait and see.

        Les, You caught that, good! Are you going to be coming downtown for the party?

    1. Silly me, I look at all your pictures and wax nostalgic when I see our house up on the hill peeking out next to the orange one. I hope this is a wonderful fiesta for you all without incident as it most always is. You are just far enough away to not have your house shake in time with the bass. Party on!

    1. Thanks so much for the info from Mazatlan, my Daughter lives there, but, hear from her rarely – your blog helps me to feel closer to her, along with all the current info.
      Thanks again…

    1. What are the odds of making the coronation at the stadium tomorrow? Or does it sell out pretty fast?

    1. Yep, I’m coming downtown,Nancy…the Naval Battle fireworks sound fun, even though that’s past my bedtime…hmmmm, maybe if I take a Super-Siesta this afternoon…

      This is my first Carnaval so I’m definitely going to see as much of it as I can. I’ll keep an eye out for you around there.

      1. Zoe, Yes, I’m sure the photos give a bit of a pang… we are invited again this year to your old place, gue loco!

        Marion, I am so glad that this helps you feel closer to your daughter. Hopefully one day you’ll be in more contact, but in the meantime I am happy to help!

        Marty, Ooops, should have written sooner, unfortunately I don’t know – you might run out to the mall I know there is a ticket kiosk there.

        Les, I think sleeping in the daytime is a good way to go during Carnaval! See you around!

    1. The brochure said we could get tickets from the theatre, but when we got to Machado, the kiosk was closed. We had a drink and went home. Went back for dinner, by that time we were too tired to make a mall run. It was still fun. Maybe we’ll go to the kid’s coronation.

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