Saturday, December 17, 2016

El Paso: As I Walked to Downtown El Paso One Day

Union Depot, El Paso, Texas. September 2016.

An awkward post title, but hey ...

The first time I walked from my new apartment to downtown, it was to check out the Saturday farmers' market.

There are many paths from my apartment to downtown, and Google maps chose an odd one, though I didn't know it at the time. I became lost, inevitably, but eventually found my way.

Will I ever tire of seeing Mexico so close I can almost touch it? I don't think so. This is one of the reasons I chose El Paso. To almost be in two countries at once.

To Mexico across I-10, El Paso, Texas. September 2016.

I'm within walking distance of the ballpark!

Chihuahuas' Ballpark, El Paso, Texas. September 2016.

I watched a train chug and screech west, past the Union Station. Oh, how glorious is the chug and scratch. The protesting scrape of metal against metal is like the occasional squeak of an acoustic guitar; it adds an earthiness, a reassuring imperfection, to the music. The video below:

I saw many pretties along the way.

El Paso, Texas. September 2016.

El Paso, Texas. September 2016.

A slide show below:

A Walk Downtown
Walk downtown El Paso from Sunset Heights one day. September 2016.

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