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A New Year’s Dream for Mazatlan

At the end of a year I always like to do a bit of “summing up.” I think about what went well and what didn’t for the year just ending  and often think of about my hope for the future. I did make my own resolutions this year, but that’s not what I’m talking about here.  I’m talking about my Mazatlán hopes for the new year. So many of my previous “hopes” have come to pass – the new organic...

Tour Mazatlan’s Centro Historico – The Pino Suárez Mercado

This post, about Mazatlán’s Pino Suárez Mercado (market) is the third in the tour of Mazatlán’s Centro Historico. Of course the market would be included on my tour of Centro Historico… but there are several special reasons why I decided to do this post today. Let’s go to the market! At the top of this post is a picture of the exterior of Mazatlán’s Pino Suárez Mercado.  This 1899 structure was built of iron and steel in the art nouveau...

Lovely Mazatlán

Last night we had a wonderful and leisurely dinner with friends at Molika (Belisario Domínguez at Constitución) and then decided to walk over one block to the Plazuela Machado.  We strolled the perimeter, looking at the booths  of hand made items and people watching.  We settled ourselves on a bench close to the music and settled in, like so many Mazatlecos, to enjoy a relaxing evening chatting with friends outdoors. Here are a few things we noticed that make Mazatlán...

One little picture…

There has been a lot of work going on around Centro, without a lot of fanfare. We noticed these new street lights going up here and there on the blocks where the undergrounding of utilities has already been completed. The historic street lights in Centro are mostly the kind that are attached to buildings, so this is something new. This picture also shows the new sidewalk surfaces they are installing. I’m not sure how the streets that get the brick...

Mazatlán’s artistic side…

If you are visiting Mazatlán in the winter, you owe it to yourself to spend the first Friday of each month visiting open artist studios in Centro Historico.  First Friday Art Walk is from 4-8 pm, and you can amble from one studio to another using the maps & artist profiles that are available all over town (and on the website link above).  This month the First Friday art walk is actually taking place on the second  Friday, the 11th,...