{tijuana} walls divide

February 4, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico has always kind of had a bad reputation. It’s on the other side of the U.S.-Mexican border from San Diego. That bad reputation has started to change though because not only has Tijuana’s food scene really improved, have a fancy cultural center now, and the crime rate has dropped significantly. Despite all these positive changes on the Mexican side though, there’s still the huge eye sore everyone needs to pass by and look at whenever you’re in Tijuana – the U.S.-Mexican border wall. This wall is different looking in different parts of the border. Between San Diego and Tijuana, the “wall” is actually metal poles that are very thick and close together; and it literally goes into the ocean. I do appreciate how on the Mexican side the “wall” has been painted by graffiti (and other) artists, who often add inspiring messages like “También de este lado hay sueños”. There are dreams from this side too.

A dividing photo adventure:

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2 Responses to “{tijuana} walls divide”

  1. annalice said

    never thought about how there is an actual wall dividing the countries…thought it was just a geographical divide

  2. skwchang said

    Actually a double wall, or two walls running in parallel — one on the Mexico side which you see here, and one on US side obscured by the Mexican wall.

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