Friday, June 28, 2013

Puerto Vallarta's Malecon Magic


Puerto Vallarta is small town with lots of charm and beauty, both natural and manufactured. Besides the Sierra Madre Mountains which surround this former fishing village, my favorite spot was the malecon, or boardwalk. You can see the serene vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the coral-colored cobblestones above but what about those whimsical sculptures?


They may look like characters from a Dr. Seuss book but these metal marvels actually serve a purpose.


They're chairs! They sizzled from the sun beating down on them but it was still fun to lounge on these practical art pieces. Puerto Vallarta's malecon was filled with art so I'll be exploring more of it in coming posts.

9 comments:

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

How unusual! Looks like a really nice place to go for a stroll from that last photo. Happy travelling to you...

Fly Girl said...

Andrew, it's a beautiful place to stroll! I wish they had little cottages on the malecon so I wouldn't have to leave!

TexWisGirl said...

chairs! i thought maybe sundials or something. :)

Fly Girl said...

Tex,
Sundials is a good one but I think chairs are a lot more appreciated on a boardwalk!

Sandy Carlson said...

That looks like a beautiful place!

Fly Girl said...

Sandy,
It really was but in unexpected ways like these crazy chairs!

A Cuban In London said...

If you liked this "malecon", you'll definitely love the one in Havana! :-) The word malecon means "seawall" and it was one of the solutions the Spaniards came up with to defend themselves against pirate attacks. Lovely photos. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Fly Girl said...

Cubano,
Of course Havana's malecon is the most famous of all! I long to go before Fidel is gone. It's in the near future travel plans.

Anonymous said...

Captivating. Love it when art is functional like this. "Curiouser and curiouser." Thanks for posting.