Guarderia Ordinaria 001

Guarderia Ordinaria 001, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Guarderia Ordinaria 001, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

With my minimal Spanish, I assumed that the sign outside this building, Guarderia Ordinaria 001, meant it was a military establishment, but in fact it turns out that it is a day care center. Part of Mexico’s Social Security system, it is free to anyone with pre-school kids who has full Social Security coverage which is what you get when you are steadily employed in a regular job, sadly not domestic workers who only have partial coverage and are not included. What equally interests me is that San Miguel now has at least one other decent example of what Mexican Architects (although I haven’t found out who they are in this instance) can accomplish without resorting to the faux-colonial or semi-classical rubbish that crops up everywhere – as exemplified by the uninspired, badly-sited, and banal new Convention Center.

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