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.
Nostalgia, by Ramiz Barquet, 1984.
“Pillow Head”. Part of the Ladder Cimbers
Good Fortune Unicorn, by Anibel Riebeling, 2011
The Subtle Rockeater. “El Sutil Compedieras”, by Jonas Gutierrez, 2006
Ladder Climbers, “Searching for Reason, by Sergio Bustamante,
Millennium Statue, “Los Milenios, by Mathis Lidice, 2001.
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.
This weeks photo challenge is abstract. I found four subjects which I think qualify. Tell me what you think. I may need your help on the last one.
The first one is the sun’s rays on the water and reflecting on the sandy bottom.
Number two is of a growth (parasite?) we came across on a downed tree.
The third one was taken on our flight to Mexico at 35,000 feet of a frozen body of water over Arkansas. This is my frozen dragon!
Now for number four. This was floating in front of our dock. I must say it really spooked the grand kids, and it had me very curious. I think it is part of a root to an aquatic plant. Readers, help me out on this one.
There you have it. I must admit this was a bit of fun trying to come up with the unusual. Hope you enjoy them. Abstract
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