Tucson’s Historic Barrio Viejo
A few weeks ago I was invited to spend the weekend in Tucson with my sister, she traveled to Tucson for a conference. After spending Friday and Saturday with her I had some free time to explore before heading back to Phoenix. I had been to downtown Tucson on a few occasions but have not ventured to the “Barrio” neighborhood, in fact I didn’t even know where it was. So, I did a little searching online and found my way there. I really enjoyed shooting the bright colors and mostly concentrated on doors and windows and areas with texture and color.
Established in the 1800s, Barrio Viejo is one of Tucson’s oldest neighborhoods and through its Hispanic style and culture it takes Tucson back to its roots. Known for its adobe row style homes, like those seen in Mexico, some of the structures in this historic neighborhood have been standing for more than 100 years. The bright colored adobe row houses and the multicolored doors are one of the Barrios most distinguishable traits. Barrio Viejo serves as one of the largest concentrations of adobe buildings in the U.S.
Both images were processed in Lightroom 4 and the new OnOne Photo Suite 7 (click on image for large view)