Monday, January 07, 2008

A Common Sight

Because of a building boom in Mazatlan, this is a fairly common sight. The Canadian dollar has increased which is probably one reason why so many Canadians are buying in Mexico up and down the Pacific coast. I think that they outnumber the Americans who own houses and condos here. Construction is booming and prices are escalating. I hate to see this pattern in Mazatlan because culture and society are always affected by "progress" but not always in a positive way.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

j'espère que cela ne va pas trop se construire d'immeuble haut a Mazatlan, et qu'il respecte une certaine hauteur pour ne pas détruire l'harmonie de la ville.
Il y a une superbe lumière sur ta photo
I hope this will not be built too high a building Mazatlan, and it meets a certain height so as not to destroy the harmony of the city.
There is a superb light on your photo

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Ah, you're there! Glad you got there safe.

Kala said...

I remember when the U.S. dollar was much stronger than the canadian dollar but i believe now, its one to one, which mean no more cheaps sale anymore! I used to go to canada enjoying the exchange rate. Not anymore though.

edwin s said...

Hello Kate!

And we're back with you in Mexico. Yay!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

This an interesting fact we've learnt thanks to your report from Mazatlan. Building with no criterium is harmful for everyone in the long run. First American condos, now Canadian, I wonder who's next. It has happened here in the Balearic Islands with German realestate investors.

oldmanlincoln said...

If things are going up, then you guys need to buy now. You can rent or sell later. Did you know that home heating oil in New Hampshire is over $3.00 a gallon now? You might have some more Americans moving if this keeps up.

I am glad you made it south of the border Kate and are back in your favorite surroundings. Pity us. It is only about 70 here in SW Ohio today. But an North Pole Blast is on its way.

Dusty Lens said...

That's progress, whether we want it or not. At least this does not appear to be a glass box. Hopefully a building with architectural appeal. Enjoy your stay. I know we are enjoying Mazatlan...in a virtual sense. And, yes, it is still drap, cloudy and dreary. Quite foggy too.

Sailor Girl said...

Same problem in Portugal since 1974...

photowannabe said...

Hi Kate,
So happy you made it to your favorite place South of the border.
I don't like when places loose their quaint flavor because of progress.
Looking forward to more from Mazatlan.

Annie said...

Here in the U.S. there's an influx of Mexicans and there in Mexico there's an influx of Americans and Canadians. Go figure.

bloglogger said...

I'm having fun reading all comments. Im from Mazatlan; I live here. I love what people say about my town. Mazatlan is becoming an excellent option for those who got tired of the "american way of life". Related authorities say the city has more than 10 thousand foreign people registered and I believe it. The city has changed a little. The "Golden zone" seems like a slice of any US big city with all its McDonald's, Burger King's and Walmart and Sam's Club included. That makes visitors feel a little "like home" but once you get out from there the view changes drastically and you encounter Mexico again. Not bad. Now if they only opened a Starbucks...

Dorothee said...

Hi Kate,
Great news to see and learn more about Mazatlan.
Interesting pic. I hope they won't build as crazy. We spent a week in Mexico last year (in Akumal) and loved it. It was not too developped.

slinger said...

Go Kate Go!

Looking forward to your journey of photos. Enjoy!

bloglogger said...

Dear Kate: I'm not an USA citizen. I was born here, in Mazatlan. I¡ve been living my entire life here. I'm a retired professor. I taught English for 32 years in a row at the State University of Sinaloa.You were taken to an old post in my blog. I haven't used for about a year. It is written in Spanish but It was not intended to work as a reference for Bloglogger. I was expecting any comments to appear right at your page. I've sent your page to other American and Canadian friends living in Mazatlan. I hope they can also reply to you. C ya.

Suzi-k said...

oh how cool Kate, already making friends with sympatico local people through the amazing power of blogland, hope you and bloglogger have some good cups of coffee together, and get to find all sorts of those places that are local treasures which visitors hardly ever get to see.... the REAL heart of the city!
Regarding the building, I guess progress is inevitable, but i just wish the developers would at least be sensitive to the style and culture around them, instead of slinging up one boxy-looking oxo cube after another!

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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Kate, any idea how much those condos are going for. Also, are they nicely built? Hopefully larger than Boston's new condos!