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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Travlog: Part 8--La Paz

La Paz is a three-hour bus ride north of San Jose del Cabo. We stayed five nights in this sweet little bungalow.
Loy stands in the entrance from the street (below). The yard level is about five feet above street level. Directly across the street 180 degrees from this view was the harbor, and the "Malacon'," a wide sidewalk that runs along the water for a couple of miles within La Paz. People were jogging, walking and walking their dogs at all times of day and night on the Malacon'.

A horse made of palm fronds.

Where there is a woman, there is (are) illusion(s).
...or suicide.

Similar Pharmacys®, "The Same But More Cheap®"

Puffer, a fish out of water

The Hotel Los Arcos may have seen better days.

In Mexico, you see representations of skeletons in folk art everywhere. Until this trip, I thought it was simply to pay deference to the "Day of the Dead" (look it up). I ran across an explanation that added flesh (so to speak) to the representations. In the colonial period, Mexicans often tried to emulate what they thought was haute couture in Europe, overdressing in coats and tails and throwing lavish parties.

In the mid-19th century, satirists began depicting the lavishness using skeletons as the people involved, often dressed in coats and tails. The implication was that many Mexicans were attempting to be something they were not, skeletons in suits, so to speak.

Pristine 1964 'stang.


jt said...

"Pristine 1964 'stang" no such animal. Looks like a '66 to me. Nice in any sense.

Bob Newland said...

jt may well be right that the pictures here are of a '66, but check Google images for "1964 Mustang."

Michael Sanborn said...

The Mustang was introduced in April of 1964 and was called the '64 1/2 Mustang. The car in Bob's photo could be a '64 1/2. '65 or '66. The sheet metal was almost identical and the taillights were interchangeable.

What reveals Bob's photo as a '66 is a subtle change in chrome on the "vent" in front of the rear fender.

In '66 Ford came out with the chrome ribs that made the fake vent look like it was actually four fake vents.

The chrome "vents" on the '64 were much less pronounced.

The '67 has two fake vents.

Many restored Mustangs are shown without those chrome vents, which may indicate that they were an option.

The 1964-65 Mustangs had a chrome bar through the center of the front grille, interrupted only by the Mustang Pony logo.

The '66 had a grille like the one in Bob's photo.

I'm pretty sure it's a '66...

Now ask me about GTOs.

Bob Newland said...

GTO? What's that?