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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #21
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Zona Rio

I went to the movies a couple of days ago and took some pictures of Zona Rio, which is one of the main financial centres of the city. Unfortunately the movie finished at like 6:00 pm and I didn't have enough time to finish taking pictures of the whole boulevard

I'm going there in a few hours so I'll try to finish it up today

Here's a few pictures in the meanwhile.

Inside Plaza Rio, which is one of our oldest malls, it was recently renovated so it looks pretty nice.


A San Diego Padres baseball team official store. Due to the proximity to the US, baseball and American football are very popular here, and locals support the San Diego teams like if they were from here


Plaza Rio's parking lot. I used to work inside that building in the background.


Tijuana has been putting some effort recently in promoting culture, this building is part of a complex that includes a museum and our Cultural Centre, affectionately called CECUT which houses, as they say "one of the most technologically advanced IMAX screens in the whole world" That CECUT building is basically a city landmark.

This is the newly built museum.


The entrance to the Museum.


The CECUT and some low-rise in the background.




This is the CECUT.


Some statue in front of the CECUT.




You can spot the New City towers here.


A nice little shopping mall they recently built. I like it but I think it's too small.


Liverpool is a nice store something like "Sears" this is the first one in Tijuana though, they're mainly found in the central and southern states.




Gelato


New City.


Some restaurants along the boulevard.






A Government building.







Monument to Mexico.


It's getting late.


This is where "Plaza Fiesta" or as locals call it "La plaza" starts, right across the street from Plaza Rio, this place is full of bars and nightclubs, mainly locals come here, although you do see one in a while some adventurous tourists


Plaza Fiesta.


A Nightclub called Pancho Villa, it mainly plays Banda and Norteño music. Not really my favourite spot but hey, they got clubs for all tastes.




Leaving la Plaza.


Some nice bars and restos.


An Irish pub.


A bank.




The hotel Camino Real and a monument to an indigenous hero.




More to come tonight hopefully.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #22
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Really interesting. Have only seen the city during the night so far.
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Muy interesantes las fotos en definitiva, sacas a relucir la esencia de Tijuana, sigue con mas fotos de diversas zonas para que mucha genta la conozca.
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Nice pics!

The Revo! So tacky yet so funny! Love it! I used to live in Rosarito and have good memories of Tijuana. The most kitschy city in Mexico...
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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #25
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MexiQuebecois, mes felicitations a toi pour les photos. I congratulate you for your pictures. You exposed your city in a very honest way through the eyes of a local, showing day-to-day people. I say this because I have seen threads that only show the nicest parts or tourist areas of their cities.

This thread is very sincere like saying "Look, we have all the big problems, but we keep living every day." Keep bringing this special touch on your pictures, and the fact pictures are not photoshopped makes them real.

Just take care in Tijuana.
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I had to Youtube some examples of Banda and Norteño music, but now I know what they are called!
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Great work mate - having visited San Diego a couple times I have always wanted to kick my self for not visiting Tijuana too..

Thanks for sharing - very interesting
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Really interesting. Have only seen the city during the night so far.
Partying eh?

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Muy interesantes las fotos en definitiva, sacas a relucir la esencia de Tijuana, sigue con mas fotos de diversas zonas para que mucha genta la conozca.
Muchas gracias! Desafortunadamente me mudo este lunes así que no podré tomar muchas

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Nice pics!

The Revo! So tacky yet so funny! Love it! I used to live in Rosarito and have good memories of Tijuana. The most kitschy city in Mexico...
lol I live like 5 mins away from Rosarito

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MexiQuebecois, mes felicitations a toi pour les photos. I congratulate you for your pictures. You exposed your city in a very honest way through the eyes of a local, showing day-to-day people. I say this because I have seen threads that only show the nicest parts or tourist areas of their cities.

This thread is very sincere like saying "Look, we have all the big problems, but we keep living every day." Keep bringing this special touch on your pictures, and the fact pictures are not photoshopped makes them real.

Just take care in Tijuana.
Merci beaucoup! I'll try to add some more pictures before I leave.

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lol not really my favourite kind of music, but of course once you've had a few beers everything sounds just fine

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Great work mate - having visited San Diego a couple times I have always wanted to kick my self for not visiting Tijuana too..

Thanks for sharing - very interesting
Being the adventurous and well-traveled guy you are, it does surprise me you've never been there Don't miss it next time, I'm sure you'll find something of interest there
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Old October 10th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #29
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More pictures of Tijuana




Playas de Tijuana (Tijuana Beaches)







USA and México border at Playas de Tijuana (Beaches)





Tijuana Bull Ring by the Beach





Exterior of Tijuana Bull Ring by the Beach






Tijuana Beach with Coronado Island in the distance

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Old October 10th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #30
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City of Tijuana

Zona Del Rio in Tijuana








That Tower used to be part of a high school







Tijuana Cathedral








Revolution Street







A tourist nightmare the crossing at the gate

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Thanks for the contribution. Some pictures are a bit old though, like for example that one overlooking skyline, that Bull Ring was demolished like 2 years ago.
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I don't know why... but I have a sudden craving for a Tecate!!!!
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Great pictures! I hope you put soon pictures of green tower, twin towers etc
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Merci MexiQuebecois!
These pictures are really nice but i don't feel this city. I don't know in which category it falls, some parts of the city are nice but some really make me feel like its ugly. The city has a certain ghetto feeling...maybe its just me.
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Tijuana is not a pretty city, it has like all large metropolises of the world it s share of beautiful buildings and also of slums.

I know the city real well, I have visited Tijuana many many times since the 60's. By the way this border city has a population of over two million people.
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I don't know why... but I have a sudden craving for a Tecate!!!!
At least where I live, Tecate is like trailer trash beer lol. Except for Tecate light, that one is pretty good, oh and Sol kicks ass

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These pictures are really nice but i don't feel this city. I don't know in which category it falls, some parts of the city are nice but some really make me feel like its ugly. The city has a certain ghetto feeling...maybe its just me.
Thank you again!
Lol I feel ya, I lived here for about 18 years and I can tell you it is not a pretty city, it's a border city that is growing rapidly but you're right, the city does have some ghettos and it lacks those awesome colonial buildings you normally see in cities down south. The topography and lack of zoning laws doesn't help either.
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LOL! Yeah, I got that feeling in Puerto Vallarta as well, that Tecate is trailor-trash beer! hehe.. my favourite is Pacifico, but I don't think it is everywhere in Mexico. Also I love Dos Equis, and Sol, too. Sol has the best bottles.
It might not be the most scenic town, but I love Mexico, and probably would get a kick out of visiting it!
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Probably my last batch of photos since I'm moving in a day.

New City and some ugly low-rise commie blocks.


Our City Hall, I personally think it's a disgusting, boring building






New City Towers




Our Twin Towers, lol.



You can see the Greenview tower under construction here.

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LOL! Yeah, I got that feeling in Puerto Vallarta as well, that Tecate is trailor-trash beer! hehe.. my favourite is Pacifico, but I don't think it is everywhere in Mexico. Also I love Dos Equis, and Sol, too. Sol has the best bottles.
It might not be the most scenic town, but I love Mexico, and probably would get a kick out of visiting it!
You're actually right, you can find Pacifico here but it's hard to come by, I like Dos Equis Ambar as well.

Tijuana might not be the best city out there but there's stuff to do there, and many places of interest are nearby.
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Well guys these are the last photos I'll post of Tijuana for a few years, since I now moved to Mexico City.

Basically just a few aerial shots. It was a bit cloudy, excuse the quality.





























That's all I have for you, hope you enjoyed!

Don't forget to take a look at my upcoming thread of Mexico City!
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