Yesterday we went to Centro and did some walking around. I'm always amazed at the different styles of buildings. I'm glad that the city has imposed some rules about tearing down old buildings and putting up new ones. Wish they had done it 100 years ago.
This is the upper floor of one of the building surrounding the Plazuela Machado. It is a beautiful building built in the 1860's. I took a picture of it a couple of weeks ago when the glass panels were closed. Glad to see they can be opened. It used to be open for tours. The floors inside are amazing old tiles.The area under the above picture. Lots of arches and tiles used in the 1800's
A somewhat newer building with a big roof garden. The building on the right was also built in the 1800's
So where do you live? Well, I live in the green building next to the tomato red place. Kind of a boxy look to these. No idea when built.
The old and the ugly newer right next to each other. This is no longer allowed. The exterior walls of any old building must be kept as was. Can't be torn down.
One of the grand old buildings.
The history of the building. First use 1830. 1851 it was a school for girls
Two beautifully restored or kept homes.
This one has been here quite a while. Looks like at one time one of these had a second floor.
Didn't take a picture of the home, but this is a window sill. Wrought iron surrounds it.
I'm sure what ever was there originally was nicer looking. 1920's maybe.
I took this because we stopped to eat breakfast here - outside.
And I'm going to stop here for today. Pretty much stayed home except to drop off the laundry. Watched a couple soccer games and read. Nice to do nothing.