Funny and Lovely Mazatlán

September 5, 2012

You’ll probably recognize this lovely house that is across the street from the oldest church in Mazatlán, Templo San Jose.  It has been undergoing renovations for a year or two – you’ll recognize the “before” picture below.

Mazatlan renovation

The picture below is of one of the “trees of heaven” I find so fascinating here in town.  I’ve shown you pictures of it before:

Here it is with graffiti:

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Here it is when they had cut it down and repainted the stump and the wall:

Mazatlan fresh paint centro historico

 

Here it is regrown in February of 2011:

tree of heaven

And now, during rainy season, check out its roots!

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My funny and lovely Mazatlán…

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9 Comments
    1. So happy to see the progress made on that house – quite an improvement since we were last there. Will do a walk by when we return in the Winter.

    1. That house was one of those “if I had tons of extra money” houses. I always loved the location, its look and the possibilities. Wow. I have to say, though, there is something fascinating about the way it used to look,too; I guess I miss the foliage as it looks somewhat stark now. I am sure that will change and it’s all good!

    1. Great set of pictures and commentary. What a wonderful street that is. Love the tree.

    1. That tree is absolutely amazing! Nothing stops it, even the toxicity of the paint didn’t bother it.
      As usual the pictures were all wonderful and although the house looks lovely, I’m not sure that it didn’t have more character before.

      1. Hi everyone!

        I agree that the house had more character in its “before” state, but it’s just so nice to see it all fixed up. The “tree” to the right of the before picture was actually another tree of heaven, growing out of the wall of the house.

        I should take some pictures of the church now – the wall that fell over in last summer’s big rain (9 inches overnight) has been replaced and looks great.

    1. So happy to hear the wall has been repaired/replaced at the old San Jose church. Over the years we have walked by it dozens and dozens of times and have never found it open. Do you know if they still have services there? Would love to see the inside. As for the house….and if I had tons of money and could have restored it I probably would have considered the same colors of the original.

    1. Great – the wall has been repaired/replaced at the old San Jose church. Over the years we have walked by it dozens and dozens of times and have never found it open. Do you know if they still have services there? Would love to see the inside. As for the house….and if I had tons of money and could have restored it I probably would have considered the same colors of the original.

    1. That tree is astounding, coming back in full force like that! And the restored home is, indeed, lovely; but, I think the original paint scheme would have been the frosting on the cake.
      My daughter and I will be there on 5 Oct and plan to tool around in a pulmonia to see the Plaza, Malecon and so on (again, as we’ve been going for many years). But each year is different, isn’t it… Mostly we hang out on the beach at the Playa Mazatlan and enjoy an ice cold Pacifio.

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