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Hoping for a late rainy season

We are in the middle of a huge construction project at our house. I always get up on the roof before rainy season every year to inspect things and this year I noticed we had gaps too wide for me to caulk on the roof of our sala fresca. (Yes, I have to inspect things, I was a property manager for 25 years, I can’t help it!) When we had a chunk of concrete fall out of the roof it...

A Couple Mazatlán Projects

There are a couple of projects going on in town that should be interesting to watch. Both are underway right now. The first is a street improvement between the Plazuela Machado and Belisario Dominguez on Sixto Osuna. That’s a picture of it at the top of the post. As part of this project there will be a children’s park in the small street the other side of Panama Bakery and some posts that I guess will control traffic. (I sure...

Mazatlán’s oldest church is beautiful again

Mazatlán’s oldest church, Templo de San José suffered the loss of its front wall last summer during one torrential rainstorm where we received 9 inches of rain in one day. It has been undergoing repairs for the last 6 months, I think. Finally, the work is complete and it looks wonderful. Especially for a building in this climate constructed beginning in 1831!...

Mazatlan’s Summer of Dust

A blog reader – Terry – asked for more pictures of the projects here in Centro so what could I do but oblige him? Actually, Paul and I took a walk this afternoon and of course I had to take pictures of everything that was going on. At the top of this post you’ll see a big surprise – new, big, nice, sturdy looking street lights! Who knew? The street in the photo is Angel Flores, and probably the new...

More of Mazatlán’s Big Dig

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...