A trip up to the World War II military bunkers at the U.S.-Mexico border can be a bit daunting. The best way to get there is to hike along unmapped trails of the Tijuana River Valley. Ask a ranger at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park for directions and then head toward Bunker Hill. You’ll […]
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Ever since the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed between the United States and Mexicoin 1848, the border region has fascinated locals and foreigners alike. At certain points in its history, the border between San Diego and Tijuana hosted more than 100,000 tourists annually.
I have talked about Friendship Park and boundary monument #258 on the American side. However, the real way to see this monument is to go to Las Playas in Tijuana, Mexico. Due to construction by the federal government in 2011, the boundary monument now resides exclusively on the Mexican side. Across the street, the bull ring […]
Last week I posted a photograph of the border door of the U.S.-Mexico boundary in Las Playas. Here is what the U.S. side of the door looks like:
Boundary monument #256 stands along a busy highway that least to Las Playas, Tijuana. You’ll find this monument behind a bushy tree and close to a steep canyon. The monument is made of iron, just like #257, #254, #253 and #251. The ubiquitous military landing mat stands behind the marker with the door bolted shut. […]
When Home Doesn’t Feel Like Home: On Friday, May 8th The Front Art and Culture Center in San Ysidro presented a first reading of Raul Castillo’s Border Crossing, a play that explores the nuances of the migrant experience. Micah Parzen, CEO of the San Diego Museum of Man, commissioned the piece as a way to […]