Ciudad Vieja del San Diego: Parte Uno~

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I was born in San Diego.
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It is a cultural crossroad, the most southwestern US city that shares a border with Mexico.
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The phenomenal artistic influence of Mexico is everywhere, which is probably why I so love the creative use of vibrant color.
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Mexicans owned this territory, long before we ever got here, and before we subsequently declared many of them “illegal immigrants”.
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Old Town in San Diego celebrates Mexican art, food, and culture.
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It preserves many of the area’s original adobe ranchos, as well as the old pioneer homesteads, which I will show you in the next post.
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Cheers to you from San Diego’s vibrant multi-cultural crossroads.

179 thoughts on “Ciudad Vieja del San Diego: Parte Uno~

  1. I love this, Cindy. I live in an area with a large Hispanic community and I can vouch for their love of vibrant colors. And that color spreads to their food, music and dispositions. Beautiful photos!

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  2. I love the wild busyness of the images here. It it eccletic and beautiful, like the inner hippy I never got to release. 🙂

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  3. We have visited there last year. I was so overwhelmed, didn’t where to start taking pics. I love your beautiful and colorful photos; they tell the unique culture and its history 🙂 Thank you, Cindy! 🙂

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    • Yes! I know exactly what you mean. For me the only way to process the intensity of textures and colors is to examine it at my leisure in a close up photo. Otherwise it overwhelms me too~

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  4. A touch of home north of the border. It is one of the beautiful aspects of the Mexican culture, their love of color, it is a genetic disposition that spills into the cobblestone streets and adorns their lives. And you don’t even have to life here, your photographs reach everywhere.

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