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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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Downtown Brownsville - Letting It All Hang Out

Brownsville's DT; the most in your face border town on the Tex/Mex Border:

Starting with some older homes near DT:






















Nice front yard:



And back yard:









Now the DT proper:







The abandoned El Jardin Hotel:









The shoppers from across:



































The Market Square:



















The guys above told us the Virgin Mary's image was on this tree. Do you see it?

























The Old Post Office & Courthouse:













Now a discount clothing store:

















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Old June 30th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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Buenas fotos! It's nice to see how vibrant the Mexican culture is in Texas, very nice.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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wow Now I have a better idea of Brownsville, it wasn't as small as I thought it was. Its architecture is pretty interesting too, I like it! Gracias por las fotos
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Old June 30th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #4
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Very very nice! I like the vegitation.. reminds me of South Florida
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Old June 30th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Great photo tour While I do see a lot of nice urbanity and some quaint neighborhoods, I also see many opportunities for some good redevelopment. I don't know what industries have flourished in that region, but I am sure 1-2 major employers could transform the downtown area. The last image shows exactly the kind of development I hope that town doesn't get.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 03:34 AM   #6
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Brownsville as border city with other country, shows us different cultures mixed in the streets, places, shops.... I always have said that a border city is a nice place to see the motion and contrast of two countries!!

Excellent pics!!
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 12:16 AM   #7
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It even has a Zocalo! Very interesting tour.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #8
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mmm nice picture of the zocalo with a mexican fountain.

this place i really dont like it is full of "doñas gordas" jejeje, brownsville is mexico of 1st world
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 06:17 AM   #9
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I don't think Brownsville compares so much to most American cities on the whole 1st world factor, so sorry, I don't see that. Mexico has more "upscale" locations even. But Brownsville is a very fun, unique place. Close to Padre!
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 05:39 AM   #10
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yes of course, as you can see for example mexico city is too much better...in some zones, because others are terrible...worse than the worst hood in the u.s.

but yeahhh...is practically an owned american city by mexicans...i ve never been there, i always used to pass the boundary in laredo, and the last time in solidarity bridge, closer to the city of laredo...but well browns has a different atmosphere
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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Brownsville is what they call, the valley of Texas. Oranges and grapefruit are grown near by.
I did not know Brownsville was this big.
Population (2006)
- City 172,437 (city proper)
- Density 1,737.9/sq mi (671.0/km²)
- Metro 387,717

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