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!
There are plenty of supplies for the project stacked here and there:
More supplies stacked, but this is looking pretty good!
The picture below is on Constitución.
More supplies stacked nearby.
The picture below is Guillermo Nelson with the Cathedral on the right. Almost done!
There was a picture of this street on my last post – not too much progress, really. (Angel Flores & Heriberto Frias)
There was a pic in my post last week from here, too. (Angel Flores & Carnaval)
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!
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.
The swimming pool you saw last week is gone, we hope Constitución will be beautiful soon!
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.
The pic below is the Cathedral again, looking South towards the Plazuela Revolución.
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?