Friday, May 05, 2017

OK, another exception (for Cinco de Mayo): Nogales

OK, so this is the Tucson Murals Project. And our policy from founder Randy Garsee was not to show murals in places that aren't open to the public (that charge admission, that expect you to buy something like a meal, are in a private home, etc.). I may change that policy in the future. I've seen lots of incredible murals that are worth seeing in photos if not in person… especially once I convert this blog to a format where you can see high-resolution phoos (as David Aber is already posting).

My favorite restaurant just across the Mexican border, La Roca, doesn't need promotion. But a mural in the hallway between their restaurant and their bar, is very fun. Since today is Cinco de Mayo, I've cracked open my second bottle of Dos Equis dark (that's a lie: I actually don't drink much), so let's break the rules and have a look, ¿nó?

As you walk the hallway between the restaurant and bar (hint: try to get a table on the little balcony!), you'll pass the mural:

(It's actually covered with plastic, I think, which makes the glare you see here.) Click if you'd like a larger view.

Now for a few details. The artist had some fun with this one:

I'd guess that the white-coated waiters will let you in for a look if you're dressed respectfully. (And, from here, it's only a couple-of-block walk north to the little-used US Border Crosing station. After crossing, turn left and go over the train tracks to reach the main Customs entrance.)

I was there last on October 26th.

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