An Afternoon in Downtown El Paso, TX

I had such a great time today with my son and granddaughter, we went to downtown El Paso  to walk around and I was able to take pictures.  I want to learn street photography and so this is my first attempt at it.   I love the downtown area, love the energy, love the look, love the people,  I love to look at all the merchandise out in front of the stores as you walking by and I love the buildings.

The Plaza hotel in downtown El Paso is a true example of Art Deco 1920 style.  It was built for the Hilton Hotel chain.  This was the eight hotel in the Hilton chain and was considered a luxury hotel.

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A little modern mixed in with the old.  There are many beautiful more modern buildings around.

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Street shot.  It was difficult to take these shots because the streets were crowded today since it’s Sunday and I felt a bit awkward doing it. (need to get used to this)  And now looking at my photos I know what I want to shoot next time.

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The Camino Real Hotel opened in 1912 and its lobby was known as “the million-dollar lobby” because of all the gold leaf and pink marble.

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I love the art work here on the gates, the store closed, went out of business.

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All I heard was Spanish and it really took me back to when I was a child living in Colombia and going to the stores with my mother, and also took me back to the Bronx, she would have loved walking here today.  I felt her with me the whole time.

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This caught my eyes.  Our Lady of Guadalupe who came to me in a dream five years ago and is in my heart, and bear, my animal spirit guide, right in front of the entrance to a store.

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Mayoreo means wholesale.

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I couldn’t get a better shot of this poster inside a store window.  El Paso 104 years ago.  It was considered “bustling and dynamic” “with impressive buildings and a thriving business district.”

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And in the end we enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Pot au Feu Restaurant.  Hummus & Naan, Caesar salad, grilled veggie sandwich, lamb burger and chicken nuggets with french fries.  Delicious.

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Of course when I got home I was exhausted and I took a 2 hour nap.

Feel free to share, leave a comment, love to chat with you.

Blessings from El Paso.

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Masha

My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

6 thoughts on “An Afternoon in Downtown El Paso, TX

  1. Great first attempts at street photography. It is hard! I always feel so self-conscious, but I am sure like anything the more we do it the better we will get. I love buildings so thank you for sharing these.

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    1. Yeah, I felt very self conscious, but practice makes perfect, next time I will know better what I want to focus on and I will care less who’s looking. Also I think a week day when the streets are not so crowded will be better. Thank you. 🙂

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