Posts tagged: El Paso

Sometimes, you just gotta break stuff!

Sometimes, you just gotta break stuff!

Another year and another series of downtown buildings are set to be razed.   After decades of little activity downtown, it seems like there are reports of buildings being demoed every few months or so. Whether by accident(?) or in the name of progress, even our city hall has come down.  In almost all of the instances, there’s been much debate for history or for growth.  The latest is a a block of…

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Identidad Geometrica by Oswaldo Sagástegui

Identidad Geometrica by Oswaldo Sagástegui

While downtown this weekend, I stopped to focus on a sculptural installation right outside of the El Paso Museum of Art.

“Identidad Geometrica” was designed by Oswaldo Sagástegui and built by his son Mauricio Sagastegui.  The abstract sculpture was installed at the entrance to EPMA, in the spot originally home to Luis Jimenez’s “Vaquero”.

A gift by a local art patron, it fills the void left by “

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All Sun and Fun…no wind allowed

All Sun and Fun…no wind allowed

The weather for this past weekends Art Market was perfect.  Not a bit of wind unlike the previous, and the temps were much more in line with the  season.  The El Paso Diabetes Association held their annual Run/Walk downtown and as a result there was a lot more “foot traffic” at the Art Market:)

With the  weather playing nice, I felt it was time to sample some of  Independent Burgers‘ homemade…

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Old Fort Bliss Barracks

Old Fort Bliss Barracks

Heading up Fred Wilson Boulevard, there’s an entrance into Fort Bliss for William Beaumont Army Medical Center.  What’s interesting is a large collection of largely unused old barracks and a lone empty chapel, baking in the west Texas sun.

The first 3 easily accessible buildings are right across from a parking lot, making it easy to check out.  Given that this is an active part of base, I heeded…

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The Lady and La Calavera

The Lady and La Calavera

While heading down Texas street I stopped to grab a pic of a probably post-prohibition era sign, painted on the side of a building:

 There are a few of these old wall signs left scattered around downtown and this one advertising Bevo makes it especially unique.  Not far from it is a large wall mural by Tino Ortega:

The piece is pretty impressive, easy accessible while driving by.  Most street…

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Out in the Desert

Just a few shots from a quick hike up a ravine on the northeast side of the Franklin Mountains

Out in the Desert

Just a few shots from a quick hike up a ravine on the northeast side of the Franklin Mountains