Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Safari - South El Paso part 2

Greetings from the Hermit-writer.

This is a continuation of last week's safari. More urban personality glimpses of the far west tip of Texas. I hope you enjoy.

I love this building. I want to buy it and build a loft apartment.

Two blocks south from here, you would walk over the Rio Grande and into Juarez, MX

Those mountains are in Mexico

For those of you not from the arid Southwest (where there are no trees), you might not be familiar with adobe, unbaked blocks of clay-mud dried and used for construction for hundreds of years down this way. Here is a wall that won't see another hundred years:

As in other posts, you've seen examples of the marvelous colors that wash over from across the river. Absolutely beautiful, even if it isn't a color I would paint my house:

A beautiful planned community smack dab in the middle of a three-hundred year old neighborhood. Urban renewal takes odd steps. Personally, I'd love to see those hundred-year-old adobe shacks modernized and renewed.

The modest skyline of downtown El Paso

Looking north, northeast from the same overpass

Have a great week. 

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  1. Yes, again you delight my roaming nature for delicious buildings, doorways and windows. But through these photos I've discovered that streetlights and just lamps all alone, stand out over everything else in the photo. Wow, I did not know that about me. Of course if there was a dog in the photo, that would be # ONE! Then the lamps! Thanks for the Sunday drive friend!

  2. Grrr, blogger- now I don't know if my last comment went through- so here it is again! I'm very curious about the "Green man" is he selling or promoting something? The Super-Hero inside me needs to know!

  3. Really NEAT architecture! Oh my gosh, and a deep PINK building. I love it. Great photos as usual, nice flavor of the area. :)

  4. I like the aqua color house. But I'd love to live in that building with you.

    I've only been through Texas a couple times and never liked the brown color of it. I'm from Northern CA, surrounded by forests and lakes and growing fields. Even the rolling brown hills are beautifully green most of the year.


  5. The colors and reflection of the culture from the Mexican influence and cowboys is fantastic.

  6. Great pics! Looks like you and I have a lot in common. I love exploring neat buildings and old houses. I hope to visit a few castles someday. :)