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Getting up to speed

More project updates!  Here’s the cool top on the kiosko at Plazuela Zaragoza!  I love it! And see the nice spiral staircase going up to the top?  I imagine Danzón on Thursdays will be restarted pretty soon, too. There is a project to repave around the Plazuela Machado.  Everyone was shocked that the city started this job last week, just when our winter tourist season is about to start!  And given the slow progress at the other civic projects in...

Centro mini update

There are always lots of projects going on around town.  I thought I’d show you a few, and tell you about a few others. To start with, the good news.  The Mansion of the Garcias, that I have written about before  – most recently here and before that here. The picture above is a picture of the building before work began. The picture below is now. We walked by about a week ago when a crane was delivering some huge...

Insects on Parade

Last night there was a parade in Mazatlán of giant insects from Spain courtesy of the Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura.  Among them were an ant, a carnivorous plant, and the best of all (see above) a praying mantis. They were sort of part puppet and part robot as they marched along “munching” the palm trees and scaring kids. It was a blast, and pretty much impossible to describe.  I took a long video but we were actually too close for...