Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Parthenon Of Zihuatanejo

I remember this house over looking the luscious la ropa beach in Zihuatanejo. They called it 'El Partenon' after the famous greek Parthenon. The ownner of this mansion was a man known as 'El Negro Durazo' who used to be chief of police of Mexico D.F. He was a rather peculiar character who fed his enemies and rivals to the lions he kept in a cage next to the entrance of his villa. It's a very haunting place, the building is now abondoned but apparently worth millions, with Italian marble floors and greek style columns on the veranda over looking the garden with swimming pool and further on the blue sea. I find it a tasteful place minus the rotating dance floor on the outise bar. There are about four or five bedrooms in the house, the beds are no longer there but the hooks on the ceiling suggest that the beds were hung from chains, he would spend time in these rooms with his women escorts and engage in all manners of naughtiness. His guests would arrive by helicopter which they would land of the roof of the building. Many high profile figures have visited his house and hosted wild parties and drug fuelled orgies. In the basement of the house there is a tunnel thatlinks straight to the beach, this would be used as a place of stoppage or exchange for colombian exports.

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