This young fellow has visited us a number of times. Great moment of early morning entertainment.
Our challenge this week is to find pictures that best illustrate something that is layered.
One of the first thing that came to my mind was a stack of pancakes smothered in syrup, or how about a mouth watering hamburger loaded with toppings. Unfortunately I could not come up with the appropriate pics, so I will have to bore you with these.
And who can argue with Shrek when he said, “Ogres are like onions……onions have many layers.” Who wants to dispute an ogre?
Texture is all around us, some pleasing, others painful to the touch. Some beautiful and intriguing, and some not so.
Texture is not just for the touch, but also the taste. It can make or break a culinary adventure. Sometimes texture can be appreciated by simply looking at it. It can appeal to the senses at a number of levels. Some objects just beg to be touched, but be careful and wise.
The streets of this town are all cobblestone. The sidewalks in the outlying areas are irregular and broken. Both require a level of diligence and stamina, not to mention solid footwear. The pictures that follow will illustrate my point.
With Semana Santa (Easter Celebrations) in full swing in Puerto Vallarta, the Malecon is full of vacationing Mexican families, and a diversity of the weird and wonderful sights that are always a part of the celebrations. For those who are willing to participate, there is a surprise at every turn, some very imagitive, some wild and scary .
My ventures there with Maggie over several days produced some very interesting encounters. Enjoy.
The pictures above are just a small example .of the varied building styles to be found in and around PV. It is an eclectic mix of Hispanic and contemporary styles, helping to retain the old world charm with that of current design. This can be seen in the Spanish influence on domes, courtyards and arches.
Construction today is designed to be earth quake smart and only sway and not crumble. Materials used are usually cement and steel, but some adobe materials can still be found in rural areas. These materials also act as a deterrent to termites of which a number of their nests can be seen in and around PV.
One of the major attractions in Puerto Vallarta is the Malecon. Originally constructed in 1936 and called Paseo de la Revolucion, then changed to Paseo Diaz Ordaz, and later just El Malecon, which is Spanish for “Esplanade along a Waterfront”. It runs along the water front on Banderas Bay for about 2k, and on the town side, it sports many stores, restaurants amphitheatre, and bars.
The lower picture was taken in the 1930’s, The top one as it looks today.
One of the main draws along its route are the sculptures, many of them whimsical and all created by Mexican artists.
Not too sure that this qualifies as a sculpture, but I couldn’t help not including it in my blog.
These creations are fun, and some of them allow interaction by sitting or climbing on them. This is just one example of the many attractions that are here in PV. Come on down, pay us a visit, we haven’t run out of sun yet. Cheers.
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