Lunchtime at the Work Site

I have procrastinated too long on this one. As you all know, construction of Camino al Mar, the huge new commercial and housing development where Dairy Queen used to be in the Golden Zone, is finally and after much delay almost complete. Every time we drive through the GZ at lunch time, I marvel at the hundreds of workers there hurrying to grab lunch from the dozens of food trucks and carts. The hustle and bustle has been calling my camera for lunch. But getting away at lunchtime, somehow, has been really difficult.

Well, today I finally broke away from work to take some photos. Sadly, there are far fewer workers these days, and also far fewer food trucks, so much less hustle and bustle. I did, however, thoroughly enjoy my 45 minutes with these hard-working women and men! The hardest part, as always in Mazatlán, is to prevent my subjects from vamping for the camera. It is really a challenge here to get casual, natural photographs of people as they are all so friendly and obliging. I of course had about a dozen of them ask me where their photo would be, so here are the picks of the litter, so to speak. Click on any photo to enlarge it or view a slideshow.

I do love how housewives create pop-up businesses here to service laborers. The food looked absolutely delectable! The workers raved about the quality of the food, and it is all very affordable. I was offered several samples, but was too busy taking photos during the short lunch hour to waste time eating, lol.

I trust you’ll enjoy these glimpses into daily working life here during COVID. I was very pleased to see all the masks in use; not universal, by any means, though every worker had one. While I love my birds, it was really nice to take photos of humans for a change! It’s been way too many months! Don’t worry; I kept my distance and my mask on. These photos are taken with my zoom lens. Stay home as much as you can and stay safe! Hospitals are full and cases are on the uptick.

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

8 thoughts on “Lunchtime at the Work Site

  1. Very upsetting to see that the people in your pictures do not observe distancing rules and do not wear masks. No wonder the pandemic is rampant in Mexico.

  2. My son was married in Mazatlan, and over the years, we’ve made several trips there since our first visit then. We always stay at Playa Mazatlan. We haven’t been back since 2015, so a return trip is long overdue.
    We have always enjoyed the wide variety of restaurants in the Zona Dorada and shun the “all-inclusive” option offered by the hotel.

  3. Hi D,

    Super interesting for us as Alfredo’s Son is the head of sales for Camino. As always you hit it out of the park. Thank you so much!

    Hope Danny is enjoying his job, etc. keeping him and you all in my prayers.

    Hugs to you both!! Susan

    Sent from my iPhone


    • We miss you two down here, but it sure looks like you’re having a marvelous winter! Danny is loving his job and Champaign/Urbana, just hating not being able to get out and make friends. Thank you for the prayers!!!! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I hope his son might show the guys the pics. Thanks. Love you!

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