DOWNTOWN TIJUANA STREET ART

Here are a few shots of street art in downtown area from my visit a month ago. I blogged about Tijuana a couple of times last year as well.  Links below. Playas de Tijuana / a Fuckin´Fence in the Sea Signs of Tijuana

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PLAYAS DE TIJUANA /A FUCKIN´ FENCE IN THE SEA (PHOTO ESSAY)

I was recently in Tijuana - el último rincón de la patria ( the last corner of the motherland) - having crossed over on foot from the southern suburbs of San Diego.  The San Ysidro border crossing is the most crossed land border in the world.  Heading south into Mexico,however, the crossing was swift and... Continue Reading →

LA VIDA TAPATÍA: SCENES OF GUADALAJARA

I recently spent a few days in Guadalajara, Mexico's second city, for the first time.  Tapatío or Tapatía are the adjectival and noun forms used to describe people or things that originate from the city.  I spent the few days doing a lot of wandering and watching, mainly in and around the historic centre of... Continue Reading →

MURALISTS GET POLITICAL IN MÉXICO DF

The streets of Mexico City are jam packed with street art, everything from messy tags to stencil work to wacky sculptures to large and bold murals.  Of course Mexico has a long and proud history of muralism exemplified especially by the ´big three´ Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros.  During the first... Continue Reading →

NIÑOS BOGOTANOS (BOGOTÁ BOYS)

In late May I spent an afternoon in central Bogota walking around the historic district of La Candelaria, eating the typical dish of bandeja paisa and drinking cerveza colombiana.  Late in the afternoon just before beginning the journey back to El Dorado International Airport I came across a mural with the smiling, laughing faces of little boys.... Continue Reading →

Station / Estación # 151: Zapotitlan

I rode down line 12, almost to the southern end, and alighted at Zapotitlan.  The station symbol shows a tree with three branches containing the sapote fruit.  This represents the first part of the station name.  The 'titlan' suffix means 'between', so Zapotitlan means between the sapote trees. Around the station I found what they... Continue Reading →

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