Most days I don’t leave our condo without my camera because you never know what will catch your eye. One can walk down a street 20 times and see something new every time. This day, we took our friends up the River Cuale for some shopping at the market, which gave me some time to look around the river a little more closely than usual. On one of the walls, just down the steps off the malecon, were these beautiful wall murals. I can’t say I’ve noticed them before yet they look weathered which makes me feel they’ve been there for some time. The dimensions of the murals were about 6 feet by 6 feet, approximately. The sort of bohemian cartoonish feel to them reminded me of Sesame Street in the 70’s. Anyone remember the song of the numbers and the pinball machine? Totally groovy man. Ha.
Coming up the east end of the market, we stopped in a cafe for some coffee and a bathroom break. That’s when I spotted this iguana painting which had to be at least 7 feet long. I wonder if the painter choose this spot to work with the crisscross pattern of the ramp above it. The colors are vibrant here which makes me think the painting is pretty recent. This was on the west side of the street as you come off the bridge from Old Town into El Centro.
A few years ago, Darvin and I were walking around up in the back of El Centro and came across this psychedelic painting of magic mushrooms. The colors were vibrant and the scene reminds me of a dream. I like the pose Darvin captured of me in this as well.
Some days, when I leave the condo, I don’t want to carry a thing other than my ID and just want to be free. But then the thought arises of how one just never knows what they’ll see in their walks about town and that, my friends, is enough for me to grab the camera on my way out the door.