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TAXCO


MEXICO MEXICO

We arrived in Taxco too late, all the silver stores were closed for the day.

(Town street.)
ENTERING FROM THE EAST
(Sunset over the city.)

The entire city is build on the, steep, side of a mountain.

Streets are narrow, winding, and steep, usually one way, and very slippery when wet.

Because we had arrived late, people were going home, we were able to find a parking spot.

CASA DE HUESPEDES `ARELLANO'

After much walking, from where we parked the car, we found El Centro.

After asking a couple of, different, policemen, neither of whom spoke English, we managed, to find a hotel at a reasonable rate.

Ok, OK, to be politically correct, the first cop was a police lady.

I can not find the receipt with the address, though I doubt that would help you.

You have to start at the edge of the Plaza Borda (El Centro) and take the street to the left of the HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corp.) bank. Go down a bit then make a hard turn to the left, follow, down, along a row of vendors, and when you get to the end of the concrete railing, on your right, turn right, and go down and down and down.

Stay tuned, pictures of the journey back up, from the hotel, may make it clearer.

(Street in front of hotel.)
A SMALL PLAZA WITH ACCESS TO SEVERAL BUSINESSES
(Side of the hotel.)
SIDE OF THE HOTEL
(Short lane.)
ENTRANCE
(Entrance gate.)
ENTRANCE
(Exterior foyer.)

FOYER
(Exterior landing on second floor.)
SECOND FLOOR
(Old wooden doors.)
ENTRANCE TO OUR ROOM
(Looking down from the third floor.)
VIEW FROM THE THIRD FLOOR

I awoke to the sound of rain.

Slipping my pocket rain shroud over my head, and a plastic bag over my camera, I ventured fourth to explore our surroundings.

No sooner had I started taking pictures than the rain came to an end.

(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
(Looking down from the third floor.)
NOTICE THE OPEN WINDOWS
(Looking down from the third floor.)
IF I ZOOM IN, IT'S A BAKERY

STAIRS, AND LANES, TO PLAZA BORDA

(MAP.)
(Long steep stairs.)
PAUL WAITS FOR THE SLOW BEAR

THE STAIRS ARE SLIPPERY - PAUL STANDS BY TO HELP
(A small landing.)
ONE OF MANY DIRECTION CHANGES
(A fountain.)
(A church steeple.)
(More slippery stairs.)
(More slippery stairs.)
(Long sloping sidewalk.)
THESE VENDORS STAY OPEN LATE AT NIGHT
(EL CENTRO.)
FINALLY - DAYLIGHT

PLAZA BORDA

(Stores.)
HSBC - OXXO (MEXICO'S 7-11)
(Acerto - restaurant.)
(Bordas Cafe
(People in front of doorways.)
EARLY MORNING COMMUTERS - WAITING FOR A RIDE TO WORK

(Large cathedral.)
(Gazebo with garbage piled up.)
I TOLD PAUL, "IF I WAS A REAL CAMERAMAN, YOU WOULD BE MY LOCATION ASSISTANT AND YOU WOULD MOVE THAT GARBAGE SO I COULD TAKE A NICE PICTURE"
(Garbage truck in front of gazebo.)
TWO MINUTES LATER THE GARBAGE TRUCK SHOWED UP
(Close up of  a clock on a church tower.)

(A short lane leading out of El Centro.)
(A long lane leading out of El Centro.)
(A long street leading out of El Centro.)
(Gazebo.)
(Close up of Gazebo.)
(Side of El Centro, street leads away.)
WHERE THE MAN IS STANDING, ON THE LEFT,
IS THE MAIN STREET INTO THE PLAZA

LONG, ONE WAY, STREET FROM EL CENTRO TO OUR CAR

(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(Small plaza with parking.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(People diving and jumping from the wharf.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(Small plaza with parking.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(Small plaza with parking.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
NOTE, ON THE LEFT, FAR CORNER OF BUILDING, TWO CRESCENT OPENINGS
(Two crescent openings on the side of a building.)
INSIDE THE OPENINGS, THE AREA IS FILLED WITH WATER, AND MANY LIVE FISH
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
MOST OF THE SMALL, NARROW DOORS ALONG THIS STREET ARE SILVER SMITHS AND SILVER JEWELLERS
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A long, narrow winding street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(Plaza with parking.)
WE MADE IT BACK JUST IN TIME - VENDORS WERE WAITING
TO ERECT A STALL WHERE WE WERE ILLEGALLY PARKED
(MAP .)

SOME SIDE STREETS

(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A steep street with old rock buildings on each side.)
(A large section of the city.)
(Statue of a miner.)

MAIN STREET - HIGHWAY 95

(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)
(Narrow winding street with buildings on each side.)

LEAVING TAXCO

(Highway, buildings on mountain side.) (Highway, buildings on mountain side.)

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