Nov 16, 2010, 6:39 AM
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Those of you who are familiar with Paris know the most fun (in my opinion) part of town was the Left bank. The place I spent or actually, misspent, my youth spending nights in jazz clubs high on everything from LSD to weed when black jazz musicians were treated with disrespect in places like Memphis and New Orleans and if you do know that part of town you know that in the 60s it was a fine place to be. Well, in Dawg´s logic, the El Cerrillo (Little Hill) section of San Cristóbal de Las Casas is a latter day (Dawg is really getting old) left bank from the 1960s , meaning charming and funky and alive with down-and-out artists and adjacent to a fine old ex-convent which is now a perfect venue for sales of local art and, not unlñike the Left Bank one can walk within a decent time frame to great places for urban action including the most impressive principal plaza with its attractive historic municipal building and, if one is lucky, the municipal marimba orchestra or any number of other bands will be playing courtesy of the city so if you have become an old goober this is a good place to be and I would recommend that, if you decide to move to this colonial town you consider El Cerrillo. There are fancier neighborhoods but this place has the bohemian touch you can enjoy as long as Aunt Mildred in Peoria doesn´t begin to suspect you are having fun in the winter of your years.
On our street in El Cerrillo, the whores work the block endlessly and cater to indigenous men from surrounding villages some two blocks from that ex-convent I mentioned earlier. Once in a while the neighbors complain and the cops come around and arrest the whores but not the johns and then the whores pay off the cops and within a few days they are back on the street and one can see horny johns looking for them within spitting distance of that temple to God and everyone there has made an accomodation and that´s a good thing.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Nov 16, 2010, 6:43 AM)