Saturday, March 24, 2018

New Paint Job

Although not dilapidated, in all the years I have been coming here and staying in El Centro this building needed something to bring out its beauty.  A new paint job and doors did the job! It is a colourful stand-out in the neighbourhood.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Tenor, Ezequiel Ojeda

 Ezequiel Ojeda is a strong tenor with a masterful presence. He gave an outstanding performance Thursday night at the Museo de Arte de Mazatlán.  His accompanist was also very talented and performed well. After 3 trips to the museum, I was sold the last available ticket and considered myself lucky. I had forgotten how getting one's needs met in México can be very challenging, especially if not fluent in the language. During the program I tried to be unobtrusive with my iPhone camera, realizing that my larger "good" camera would be difficult to conceal so the photos are not as good as I wish they could be. Incidentally, do you like the hair colour of the woman who was sitting in front of me? PS. Because there are so many varied activities in El Centro, it is one of the many reasons I love Mazatlán!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jam Session

My first night back in Mazatlán El Centro's neighbourhood  offered some surprises. I walked around  to check the changes, and found that some things are the same but there are some differences--improvement of streets, curbs and sidewalks are a huge and welcome change. I found that the Art Museum has a musical performance tonight for which I will buy tickets, and some of the restaurants are the same but others have closed their doors. I was delighted to find some good jazz.and 7 musicians jamming together. Many of the snowbirds have returned home, but some of the remaining musicians get together and perform at the Mazatlán Film and Theatre place on Constitución 209. Will return there tomorrow night for a movie. I even peeked into a church service for a few minutes before finding my evening meal at a small family restaurant a block from my inn. Although I am alone without friends or family,  I will find enough to do to keep busy yet I intend to do much relaxing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Approaching Mazatlán

Since most snowbirds have left Mazatlán already and the season here is almost over, the flight today from St. Paul had breathing room with a fair amount of empty seats. I gave my aisle seat to a family travelling together so they could sit together, and the flight attendant moved me to a row all by myself. Heaven!

It was a quiet flight with a terrific cabin crew.  I suppose when I leave next week  the plane will be full with people going home from vacation and for religious holiday.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Good-bye Mazatlán

No, I am not promoting religion, but this symbol from the NidArt Gallery shows how I feel about Mazatlán, México. My heart is heavy because I have to return to the world of ice and snow. My heart remains in Mazatlán!

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Nidart Gallery

In several earlier posts I introduced you to some of the enterprising family members who operate several businesses in or near the Plaza Machado. In one of the rooms of their NidArt Gallery stands a revolving statue of a very lovely young woman: the fountain gently sprays water as the statue rotates.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Theme Day Again!

I spent a great deal of my pesos in this small cafe.  While there many mornings, I noticed this young man who seemed quite popular with the senoritas.  Whenever he was there, and when a young woman came in, invariably they engaged in conversation with him.  I enjoyed watching and listening to them despite not understanding the language.  Because it is a short walking distance from the Art and Music school on the Plaza Machado, from various clues I surmised that he is involved in the institution one way or another.  I was very happy just to watch the interaction  between and the  women who came into the cafe.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Delectable rolls!

You met Anis last Friday when I posted a photo of her, her sister and her mother.  I was able to photograph her at work on these delectable rolls, filled with raisins, cranberries or pecans. A lovely and beautiful young woman who makes great pastries.