Tuesday we were out and about for a good part of the day. I should have been wearing my FitBit but forgot to put it on. It was a perfect day to be walking. About 75 out, humidity still a little high for my liking. The worst part of it is it makes the masks WET as you breathe. ICK!Poor guy is painting the white strips, He's got his bucket and a brush and a couple of extra buckets to act as barriers from the traffic. Talk about back breaking work.
Driving up one of the colorful street. There are two homes, the orange building is an auto paint shop.
The inside of the parking lot. They put a new door in right to the street where the Plazuela Machado is.
A plaque on the outside of the building. Built in 1830. I'll try to remember to take a picture of the outside, it looks like the old building. They cannot change any of the original exterior architecture. So they just keep painting it.
Walking up one of the pretty streets around the Plaza. The orchid trees are in bloom. Where the flags are is an import shop. The yellow building is a home. Last year I wrote a whole blog about getting invited inside to look at it. Amazing inside. Click here to look at that blog.
Just some of the homes on the street. One has a roof garden. Yes the window bars are for security.
The watchmaker's shop is the yellow part and his home the orange part. His shop is about 10 x 10 if that big.
He has a new sign. I wonder if he is really open those hours. Last couple of years it was hard to catch him open. We had to go to his home once.
Bill has six or seven watches that he rotates so he gave all to be cleaned and batteries replaced. Cost him US$22,50. The watchmaker, can't remember his name, shame on me, says he is busier than ever this year.
Up to the main plaza downtown. You want your blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc. checked. The doctor in white will oblige you. In fact the lady with the white hair took advantage of the service.
The Christmas decorations are going up on the government building and in the plaza.
Getting ready for Santa to come.
They are getting our order ready to take. 4 cinnamon rolls, 3 crescent rolls , 1 small banana cake, 1 small carrot cake, focaccia bread and 4 biscuits. You kind of want one of everything. The crescents were delicious. Shared one before we made it to the corner.
Walking towards Plazuela Machado. Parking lot is on the right. We left the bakery goods in the car and kept walking. The Christmas decorations were being put up in the Plaza. Took pictures but will save for another time. In fact I took 98 pictures while walking around that day. The building on the left is a music school. At one time it was a garage where the first Pulmonia was made.
This is Angels Lane.
La Antigua Restaurant - we were wondering if it was open. Ate there a lot last year. Delicious stuffed crepes. They have an outside patio and several different rooms for diners. Said between 8 and 10 a.m. they have very few customers. We'll be there one of these mornings.
What an amazing bush. I wonder how old it is.
Same bush different view.
Heading back towards the car. Good thing these streets are one way. Notice the homes.
They are very narrow but deep. Each is painted a different color. One door, one front window each. No where to park a car they have one.