Stately and elegant

Paseo de Montejo, Merida

As I walked along this elegant boulevard, the Paseo de Montejo, in Merida, I felt like I was back in Madrid.  I imagine the Spanish conquistadors also wanted to recreate a feel of home although I believe the design was influenced by French boulevards.

This pastel avenue of sculptures was located right next to Merida Cathedral and was a wonderfully cool and artistic respite from the unrelenting heat.  Most people were not tourists so it was joyful to see residents enjoy their beautiful city.

These wonderful windows caught my eye – such a tranquil Sunday feel to the day.  Below is a close up of the detail.

There seems to be different coats of arms above each window.  My absolute favorite was the colonnades of the Plaza Grande which was also the original center of the Maya city of Tiho.

 

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21 thoughts on “Stately and elegant

  1. Just stunning and yes, there is a French feel to the buildings. In fact they are not far removed from Place Verdun here which ironically my cousin visiting remarked had a distinctly Central American feel to it … Your pictures and script as ever transport me and I find my self wanting to caress the sculptures and lay my cheek against them. But that might just be the mood I’m in 😉 x

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