More of Mazatlán’s Big Dig

July 1, 2012

I have taken a couple of walks over the last day or two trying to give you a better idea of the scope of the Big Dig in Mazatlán!  I will say that there is way less mess this week and I can actually start to comprehend what the vision is.

Above is a map of the main part of Centro Historico.  The numbers correspond to numbers on some of the pictures to follow.  The light blueish line is my best guess at the streets that have been involved in this project.


Below is a picture of the most complete part, on Vincente Guerrero.  I think the big posts are to keep people from parking near the corners, and it looks like there will be trees planted, too.  Nice!


Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

There are plenty of supplies for the project stacked here and there:

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects


Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

More supplies stacked, but this is looking pretty good!

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

The picture below is on Constitución.

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

More supplies stacked nearby.

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The picture below is Guillermo Nelson with the Cathedral on the right. Almost done!

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

There was a picture of this street on my last post – not too much progress, really. (Angel Flores & Heriberto Frias)

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Projects

There was a pic in my post last week from here, too.  (Angel Flores & Carnaval)

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Public Works Project in Centro Historico

I include this picture because no matter what the cross streets get involved when construction goes across!  This is a big mess! (Mariano Escobedo & Carnaval)  By the way, notice the funky plastic skylight thing that INAH allowed on the historic Antonio Haas house that is now being used as a museum and concert venue?  Harumph!

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Centro Historico

Great progress here, this is Carnaval – the salmon & blue building in the background is where the restaurant Pedro & Lola’s is – right on the Plazuela Machado.  The yellow building is one of my favorite buildings in town.

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Centro Historico

The swimming pool you saw last week is gone, we hope Constitución will be beautiful soon!

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Centro Historico

Click on the picture below for a panorama I really like.  At the far right is the back of the Cathedral.  You’ll also notice the woman (probably endlessly) sweeping in front of the restaurant with its awning saying “pase usted.”  So nice.

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Centro Historico

The pic below is the Cathedral again, looking South towards the Plazuela Revolución.

Mazatlan Mexico Summer 2012 Centro Historico

I hope you’ve enjoyed this update.  In a couple of weeks I hope to bring you some pictures of everything all finished!  Cross your fingers, ok?

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5 Comments
    1. Just to the left of the cathedral picture, actually behind the cathedral is an excellent restaurant. Larry and Patty took us there. Authentic Sinaloa food, but you probably already know that!

    1. Nancy – What a mess! I am glad that the finish line is approaching. The pictures from last week of the different swimming pools were amazing! Please keep us posted on the progress of this project.
      Terry

    1. Fingers and toes crossed. At least a bit of progress….thanks for the update.

    1. Some of these pictures do look more like an excavation than road repair. I also wonder why it is necessary to them all at once.

    1. Picture number 8 should be a “andador” like in the city of Queretaro. That is Carnaval street from Mariano Escobedo to Constitucion. No cars parked or driving by there. Just benches, restaurants, lamp posts so people have more space to walk around and sit and have a drink or a cup of coffee or just chat. Don’t people have ideas in this town?

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