While the USA, and parts of Mexico too, are busy putting up displays of Halloween and Christmas decorations in their stores, the displays of Mexican flags and paraphernalia show up on street corners all over town to prepare for one of the biggest celebrations annually in Mexico. Independence Day on September 16th.
People display flags above their homes, on the hood of their cars, on the roof of their cars, on the front of the buses or the back. Well you get it - anywhere and everywhere.
Having only lived in the USA all my life, I thought Americans were the only ones with pride in their country but I have to tell you, I see just as much in this country.
I need a new Mexican flag this year. My other one was shredded by the winds!
The interesting thing about the above display is that in all previous years it was at the corner of the glorieta on a gravel parking lot.
The gravel parking lot is no more and now the display is exactly where it has been for the last ten years, however now it is perched in front of a new Auto Zone store!
The town is growing. Especially on the outskirts.
This statue and pedestal at the glorieta is new as well. It was installed by the
new administration who took office last December.
In the past it was definitely not eye-catching. It was just a bunch of sculptures with out plantings or a water feature. Just something for traffic to circle around on the glorieta. A glorieta is a round-about which save us from having to have street lights.
This isn't a great photo. You can't see all the mass plantings or the gleaming sun off the statue.
I promise, if and when the sun comes out again, I'll get much better photographs.
Of course, no matter how hard I tried to get a photo without a taxi in it, it was not possible.
This one snuck in when I wasn't looking! It too is a sybol of Mexico.