Thursday, May 17, 2007

Paris or Mexico??

Today I passed what is surely one of the wonders of the world right here in Northern Mexico. I wondered what in the world people from France would think of the Eiffel Tower replica at the busy intersection in Gomes Palacio: A 223-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower has been built in honor of Gomez Palacio's more than 100 years as a municipality. The replica was built with French funds. Hmmm, stranger yet! I am told the crazy traffic flow at that particular intersection was invented by the French. (So they are to blame..) Next time I am gritting my teeth going through there I will think of them & no doubt it will occur to me this is just like Paris! It certainly raises an eyebrow or two as people view the replica & wonder why? I really have to stop asking why; after all this is one of the wonders of the world right here in Gomes Palacio in front of a Soriana Grocery Store.

Hard to believe since Gomes Palacio could be instantly mistaken for Paris...okay, not Paris!! The mountains,the little donkey carts, the desert, the heat...Another incredible sight in Mexico! La vie de phase!
Merci peuple de la France~

1 comment:

Lauren said...

hey, the way traffic flows through that intersection wouldn't be the first massive mistake the french made!