Lets have some fun visiting some of the eye candy from downtown Tucson and other southwest locals, grab your sunglasses and ENJOY!
sjb4photos, Arizona Group
"Red Doorway, Barrio Historico" by Alain Briot.
"Pink Door" doorway in Barrio Viejo. Jack Haskell
"The Barrios: Tucson's Link to its Spanish and Mexican Past", by Jennifer Netherby
For almost as long as it's been part of the United States, Tucson was a Spanish-speaking territory and settlement. That heritage is evident in the city today through its cuisine, street names, large Hispanic population and older barrio neighborhoods, now part of a major city revitalization effort. *READ THE ARTICLE HERE*
"Blue house, Black Door" by Lars Hammar
photo by hcabral
"New Mexico Blue Door" by Frans Alkemade
El Charro in Tucson
from Arizona Highways Magazine
"Tucson Daily Photo"
Fabulous doors and entryway, but it doesn't end yet. These next few are from La Placita Village, downtown Tucson. It's a fascinating place. Beautiful court yards and fountains, shady places to rest, shops and apartments right in the middle of town.
"La Placita Village"
Many of the original barrio homes were taken down in the 1970's. Entire barrio neighborhoods disappeared. It is wonderful and comforting now, all these years later, that so much time and effort is being put in those historic residences. All over Tucson you'll see the barrio look in yards and homes. So, don't forget your sunglasses or camera if you find yourself visiting "The Old Pueblo"