Pioneer Square Today
Let's relish these chronological layers...
There is the older, European city. This layer is in the form of architecture—engaged columns, the moldings of Mediterranean plants, the references to Venice—and moves at a very slow speed. There is Chinatown, which is defined by businesses that move at a much faster speed than the buildings they inhabit. Then there are the Mexicans. They are here in the thousands, and here to watch a match between Mexico and Ecuador
. At this place and time, these type of Spanish-speaking football fans form a fleeting cultural layer.