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. 

Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1, 2016 Theme Day-Coffee House/Cafe

This is one of the rooms in my favourite cafe, which I visit every morning.  Later I met Peggy, an American visitor,  and took a different portrait of her.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mexican Sense of Humour

Like many other cities throughout the world, Mazatlán has construction workers everywhere.  As I passed this site and captured a photo, this hombre's teammates identified him as El Chapo!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

!Only a Packer Backer!

Initially I noticed the Packers hat and had a chat about the team and their season with this man who was visiting from Ashland, Wisconsin.  When the waiter offered some of this "special" Mexican liquor.  I politely declined, but this brave Packer fan actually drank a slug or two.

Friday, January 29, 2016

La madre y las hijas

Loa Molina is an artist that crafts beautiful masks of leather.  She sells her work and those of other artists in the gallery, NidArt, located in the Plaza Machado, which she owns and operates with her husband.  They bought their casa located on Carnaval 26 years ago and established their gallery at their prime location 3 years later.  By coincidence I earlier had met her two daughters at the Saturday Market where they were selling delectable bakery goods.  Both young women, Nida and Anis help at the gallery,  a family-run business, but also have careers of their own.  Nida teaches yoga and Anis has majored in culinary arts.  Also by coincidence the family owns and operates the cafe across from the gallery, where I hang out when I crave a good latte that I get made to order because I like it muy caliente. I feel very fortunate to have made these delightful connections during our short stay here. What a lovely, gracious, and enterprising family!