In case you haven’t visited Centro lately, say in the last two years or so, you might not have seen the new (as of December 8, 2021) monument dedicated to ...
the Beatles - the ones in Octopus’s Garden, not the ones feeding in your vegetable garden. The monument is located in the old Malpica alley, which has been renamed Liverpool alley, after the city where the Beatles were born. It is a bronze sculpture of the four members of the band crossing the street, inspired by the iconic cover of their album Abbey Road. In addition to the Fab Four, Liverpool alley also contains other displays of Beatles and British culture including a Yellow Submarine and a British-style red telephone booth reminiscent of Doctor Who’s time machine (but red not blue).
At the monument’s unveiling, former mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres declared, “This project is not born by chance, it is born from the love we have for this port, we are aware that every day we need new attractions for tourists”. He also indicated that the monument is, not surprisingly, aimed at attracting European tourists.
If you are a fan of the Beatles or just curious about this tribute, you can visit the monument at Callejón Liverpool, between Ángel Flores and Mariano Escobedo, in Olas Altas. If you go there you will likely hear the Beatles’ music being played in the background. And speaking of music, the young lady at the keyboard in the video below, Sangah Noona, is delightfuly adept at arranging and playing some of the Beatles’ most popular songs.