The Grand Avenue in Teotihuacan was a good place to start.
The Reforma in Mexico City is one of the great avenues of the world.
One of its redeeming features is a smattering of beautiful buildings. What we see behind cannot properly be called progress.
Set on a very steep site, the central square of Quetzaltenango has a beautiful Ionic rotunda, in which a group of schoolchildren were acting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Below is the entrance to facilities, tucked into the bottom end of the plaza.