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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oh My!

Most of the streets in the Mexico City neighborhoods of Condesa and Roma are named after Mexican states, cities or mountains.  One of the small side streets near Parque México is Avenida Parras, named after a small city in the northern state of Coahuila.  It is famous as the birthplace of President Francisco Madero.

As I was strolling around the neighborhood on my latest trip, I noticed that some prankster had rather convincingly covered the letter "A"  on the street sign and replaced it with an "E"... thus renaming the street "Avenue of the Female Dogs"!

7 comments:

  1. One wonders if there's a story behind that particular "alteration." Jilted lover, perhaps?

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where it has never occurred to us to change the street name of the residence of an estranged ex-novio.

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  2. I like your theory. Certainly more interesting than simply the work of a mischievous vandal.
    ¡Saludos!

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    1. You probably should add a note that it could also read "Avenue of the Bitches," which would make my comment more sensible to those who don't read Spanish. Of course, you probably considered that, but out of decorum left it out. But if you don't delete this comment, then I suppose the info will be there, and you can disavow any responsibility, hahaha.

      Saludos de nuevo,

      Tu amigo Bostoniense

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    2. P.S. Do you know what the "Z.P.11" at the bottom of the sign means? Is this some former form of zip code?

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    3. Goodness, Kim, we must maintain a PG rating on this blog! Of course, what passes as PG today, a couple generations ago would have been "banned in Boston"! Haha.
      Yes, I assume the Z.P. stands for "Zona Postal", although nationwide they use C.P. ("Código Postal")
      Saludos,
      Bill

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    4. I was just talking with Alejandro about the "Z.P." on the sign. He said that the street sign must be very old, because "Zona Postal" went out when the nation started the "Código Postal" similar to our zip code.

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    5. Interesting. I've seen those old signs around with the "Z.P."

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