Friday, January 21, 2011

Old Tucson

Buildings look solid from the outside, but in the interior are these wonderful shaded courtyards.
See how thick the wall is where the mailbox is hanging?  That's how thick adobe walls are.  They keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The old area of downtown Tucson is home to many adobe buildings, most still in use.  We wandered around, in and out of unique shops, enjoying the fine weather, taking pictures, admiring the beautiful plants and finally eating lunch at the original El Charro, still in the house where it was started.  They have expanded the building just a bit, though.
An adobe house in need of a bit of maintenance.  The adobe brick is showing through where the stucco is missing. 

Bright colors are everywhere!

A great place for Mexican food and their Margaritas are yummy!

Old sign from when the building was in use.

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