Sunday, February 5, 2012

Postcard from the past

Tom found another old  postcard from Mérida on ebay. I wonder if anyone can identify the location and the buildings in the background?

Could it be around the main market?

I always wish I could somehow walk into these old photos and see and experience the city as it was long ago.

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  1. Just a guess but the arches look like C 56 x 65 y 67 just west of the Museum of the City (old mail post office) and the Mercado Galvez. Which makes the towers the Cathederal. The person who really would know is Jorge, Joanna de Rosado's husband.
    regards,
    Theresa

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    1. Theresa, I initially thought those buildings by the mercado as well, but they are elevated. And what are those second spires? We should solicit Jorge's advice

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    2. I have no idea. I think that I have seen this postcard before but after that I can't say.
      regards,
      Theresa

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  2. I love these old photos. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. I can see the photo in my blog post preview window thingy, but it disappears when I come to your site.

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    1. Thanks Barb, I checked different browsers and found it doesn't display in the older version of Explorer on my work computer. Are you having problems in Explorer as well?

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    2. I think we have Explorer 7. I get an "Update to 8" window whenever I log on. However, the school that I electronically submit my Spanish lessons to doesn't accept higher than 7 so I guess I'll just have to accept that I can't see your photo.

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    3. Hi Barb,
      I looked again at the html view of the post and I think I found the problem. Let me know if it works now.
      (I've found if the image size isn't specified in the post, it won't show up in Explorer, though you can see it with other browsers.)

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  4. I can see it now. Lovely picture. Can't help you out in identifying anything in it, though.

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    1. That's okay. Thanks for pointing out the problem!

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  5. This view is the place when today is the Eulogio Rosado Park at the nord of the Museum of the City. The archs were demolidhed and opened "the first new street"

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