Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Patzcuaro Sidewalk

oil 11 x 14
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Because Patzcuaro is a fairly small town, everything is within easy walking distance, but, it's not always easy walking. The sidewalks on the side streets are very narrow, only wide enough for one person, so we often ended up walking in the street. That's fine until a car comes up or down the hilly streets. The streets are also very narrow; they're one way, and many don't allow parking, except for loading. The sidewalks also aren't always level, or the same width along a block, so, you always have to pay attention to where you're going.

Unlike other Mexican towns where the houses are painted a variety of colors, houses in the colonial downtown part of Patzcuaro have to be painted maroon and white. This was decided by the town government several decades ago. This house probably hasn't been painted since. And, the front door needs some repair. But, that's all part of the charm.

1 comment:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Really lovely painting! Makes me want to take a vacation there! I love the texture of your painting. It's like ancient plaster, old, and beautiful!