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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Odds and Ends

Here are some miscellaneous photos that I have taken while wandering around my neighborhood in Mexico City...


                                   Bougainvillea in full bloom in Parque México 




The duck pond in Parque México used to have just one fountain.  Now there are a half dozen jets of water.



No word yet on what the resident ducks think of the new fountains.




                               A beautifully carved wooden door on Tabasco Street. 





This sign in front of a pet shop says (loosely translated)... "When you think about abandoning your dog or cat, remember that he would never do that to you."



 
At first I was quite excited that a branch of "Museo de Jamón" had opened in Mexico City.  The Spanish chain specializes in Iberian ham.  Upon closer investigation, however, I found that, unlike ones in Madrid, this one is just a store.  It does not include a restaurant where you can have a tasty ham sandwich.


Logically, the "Museo de Jamón" is located on the Plaza de Madrid.  This circular, park-like space is dominated by a replica of Madrid's Cibeles Fountain.



It is very common to see musicians (or people who imagine themselves to be musicians) performing on the streets to earn some pesos.  However, I don't think that I have ever seen anyone playing the trombone before.  He was playing "Cielito Lindo" on Colima Street.  "Ay, ay, ay, ay..."

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