Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You are really old. Or are you Modern?

Sitting around the plaza I saw this sign that really made me think of the irony of it.

The pharmacy says that it started in 1818.

So in a few years the business will be 200 years in the making.

I wonder when it became "modern"
The last 20 or the last 100.
Then again time is relative, so to speak.
Looking inside it is far from modern. In fact it looks like it is right out of the 17th century, give or take a century or two.

7 comments:

Don Cuevas said...

Tancho; you failed to mention that the Farmacia Moderna's interior is very much in the old, apothecary shop style, with those white, labeled jars containing Latin-named herbs.

La Farmacia Moderna is one of Pátzcuaro's less sung attractions, on the south side of the Plaza Grande on the corner of Calle Iturbe. That's across from the Hotel Mansíon Iturbe.

You can also get a slice of cake and a cafecito outside; but be warned: the coffee machine is in another building several doors down, and the coffee at Felipe's sister-in-law's shop is probably closer and the coffee definitely better.

Saludos,
Don Cuevas

Tancho said...

And here I was going to offer paid tours to show people and you let everyone know where it is....

I was going to take some photos of the jars but El Doctor seemed a little miffed at me wanting to, so I figured another time, maybe when he is out to lunch.
Shame that they are going to tear that all down for a Starbucks.....

Don Cuevas said...

"Shame that they are going to tear that all down for a Starbucks....."

¡Me estas tomando el pelo, Señor!

Saludos,
Don Cuevas

PS: Note that work on the Subway has apparently stalled.

Today's secret word: "susnocl".
It's a breaded pig's knuckle, right? Or is it a type of Mittel Europa dumpling?

Tancho said...

That's the ticket, a New York Style Deli in the plaza...nice sandwiches, corned meats, pickles, and attitude....
One can dream, sorry for the headache, it just comes natural to me.
I think I will make some Holidietz, your reference to pigs feet brought that up. I love pigs feet in aspic.

Leah Flinn said...

Perhaps they want to reference modern to the medicine and not the physical building, which is old. Maybe they are using the founding date to show their longevity...they are advertising the best of both worlds. :-)

Tancho said...

It would probably make sense to differentiate one to modern drugs as opposed to holistic or voodoo and real old time stuff..... never thought about that one, "In the modern world"....

Steve Cotton said...

I am so old, I am past post-modern.