There is always a park in these old historical centers. People who run the country work inside offices that surround the park, eat in the restaurants on the corner, attend civic functions in the square, make business and romantic deals on the benches like the rest of us.

This park is jumping today with a sound stage, live music, speeches, booths with information on stopping domestic violence and helping police help the public more effectively. There is a news crew about and men with big cameras as getting big pictures for the evening news. The female news anchor is properly curvy and young and we will like watching the news even if we don’t like what is being said. You don’t tend to want to kill the messenger if she is attractive or your significant other.

Pigeons in the square look for handouts and aren’t disappointed. They remind me of Sebastian Park in Cuenca and the street pigeons in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.

When the kids run at them, the birds take flight, but soon, they drop to the bricks and fight for whatever has been offered to them.


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