It seems just about everything is getting fixed around here. The Paseo (the boulevard that runs between our apartment and the beach has been under renovation for months. Fortunately, the paving in our neighborhood was completed before we moved in three years ago. Work is continuing west of us to the end and it will clearly be completed in time for summer season. The invasive ficus trees (the roots swallow up everything) are being removed all along the Paseo (an ongoing project) and replaced with delicately flowered trees. Note: I was told by a gardener on the Paseo that these are Tamarindos (Tamarind trees). If anyone knows what this really is, please let me know.
|NOT-A-TAMARIND TREE BEGINNING TO BLOOM.
(CLICK TO MAKE IT BLOOMIN’ LARGE.)
Our train station, Los Boliches, has been closed for five months and it looks close to completion, right on schedule. All new and shiny with the important addition of an elevator.
The tile has been laid (but not grouted) on most of our side terrace. Painting is almost done in our laundry/utility room.
We’ve eaten all the Jamaican Black Cake and all the Banana Bread. San Geraldo is back to eating healthy.
And I’m out of chocolate.
|THE PASEO LOOKING WEST.|
|THE PASEO LOOKING EAST IN OUR DIRECTION.|
|THE TRAIN STATION (LOOKING EAST)…|
|… AND WEST.|
|NOT EVERYTHING IN TOWN HAS GOTTEN A NEW FACE.
THIS WAS, I THINK, A BAR CALLED “FAG ASH LIL’S” (A FAG, IN THIS CASE, IS A CIGARETTE).
SO THE FIRE SHOULD HAVE BEEN NO SURPRISE.