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San Ysidro Port of Entry Border Crossing (Garita de San Ysidro)

the San Ysidro Port of Entry Border Crossing (Garita de San Ysidro) is part of San Ysidro .

Interesting places in San Ysidro Port of Entry Border Crossing (Garita de San Ysidro):
Interstate 5 Terminus   Pedestrian border access footbridge
Pedestrian Pathway Through Mexican Customs   Covered Sidewalk For San Ysidro Pedestrians
San Ysidro Transit Center (San Diego Trolley station)   CBP Secondary Inspection Area
Mexican Customs & Government Building   Customs Facility At San Ysidro (American Side)
New Pedestrian Crossing   Border Crossing Inspection Booths
The "Old" Pedestrian Over-Crossing   Tijuana Taxi Cabs
One-Way Pedestrain Pathway To Zona Rio & Avenida Revolución   Duty-Free Shops At San Ysidro
Pedestrian Walkway To Taxi Stand   Currency Exchange outlet
One-way gate   Major Drop-Off Point For Pedestrian Traffic To Mexico


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Border to Zona night 01

Border to Zona night 01
Made by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
The entrance to the cross highway bridge going over I-5,. This photo was taken in 2004, there was construction going on - as of March, 2009, these fences were long gone! (I'll try to remember to take a replacement shot the next time I'm making a trip...) Taken by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Nikkor-S 50mm F/1.4. Exposure: 1/15 sec at F/1.4. Film type long forgotten, although ASA 400. Image scanned from print. This is the first in a series of 12 photos illustrating how to walk as a pedestrian from the San Ysidro, CA San Diego Trolley station to the Zona Norte in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico at night. The original assumption for the series was that you'd arrive at the border on a San Diego Trolley. (numbers are not in order: take the posting order in my set Border to Zona, night!) (Numbers are not in order because a re-shoot of some shots on my next trip to Tijuana was necessary...) Total walking distance is about 2 miles. Original caption follows... To cross the border: Enter here, continue up the ramps, over the bridge and down the ramps on the other side

Border to Zona night 05

Border to Zona night 05
Made by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
Ignore the taxi drivers - they will lie to you about how far away the zona is. (besides, they only know how far it is to drive...) At this point, you've got about 1.5 miles to go... This photo was taken in 2004. Taken by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Nikkor-S 50mm F/1.4 non-AI. Exposure: 1/15 sec at F/1.4. Film type long forgotten, although ASA 400. Image scanned from print. This is the fifth in a series of 12 photos illustrating how to walk as a pedestrian from the San Ysidro, CA San Diego Trolley station to the Zona Norte in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico at night. The original assumption for the series was that you'd arrive at the border on a San Diego Trolley. (numbers are not in order: take the posting order in my set Border to Zona, night!) (Numbers are not in order because a re-shoot of some shots on my next trip to Tijuana was necessary...) Total walking distance is about 2 miles. Original caption follows... Ignore the taxi drivers, and turn right, to the street.

Border to Zona night 11

Border to Zona night 11
Made by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
Cross this street, and continue through this pedestrian mall. (Viva! Tijuana) This photo was taken in 2004. Taken by a Nikkormat FT2 with a Nikkor-S 50mm F/1.4. Exposure: 1/15 sec at F/1.4 on Kodak Max 400VC. Image scanned from print. This is the sixth in a series of 12 photos illustrating how to walk as a pedestrian from the San Ysidro, CA San Diego Trolley station to the Zona Norte in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico at night. The original assumption for the series was that you'd arrive at the border on a San Diego Trolley. (numbers are not in order: take the posting order in my set Border to Zona, night!) (Numbers are not in order because a re-shoot of some shots on my next trip to Tijuana was necessary...) Total walking distance is about 2 miles. Original caption follows... Cross street, continue thru Pedestrian mall (Viva! Tijuana) to ramps.

San Ysidro Border Crossing

San Ysidro Border Crossing
Made by skinnylawyer
I've been on the road for 11 days now, having driven over 5,000 miles over 11 states. This is my southernmost point: San Ysidro, the part of San Diego that touches the Mexican city of Tijuana. In fact, in the distance, the MEXICO sign is visible on the Mexican immigration checkpoint. I am not entering Mexico as part of this trip. This Ford Contour would later see Mexican duty for one day - visiting Nogales, Sonora, six months later. No other cars owned by me, current and previous, have ever traveled outside the United States, although in 2009, I would take delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz at the factory in Germany and cover four European countries before bringing it to the US.

Entre Ventana Y Puerta (2004)

Entre Ventana Y Puerta (2004)
Made by nathangibbs
Public art sculpture situated a few hundred meters south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Created by Oscar Ortega in November of 2004, the title, Entre Ventana Y Puerta (Between a Window and a Door) refers to the coast (Tijuana doesn't have a port, only a window to the world) and the door refers to the United States border. The piece stands as a monument to the culture of Tijuana: a mix of indigenous and modern symbols, a city of travelers, family struggle, international labor and commerce, and all of it trapped in a corner at the edge of the world. Read more »

Border fence SY 9-10-01

Border fence SY 9-10-01
Made by THE Holy Hand Grenade!
The border fence at the San Ysidro, CA border crossing. Taken from the cross-freeway bridge by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ 1.8 lens on Fuji Superia 400. Exposure unrecorded. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Geotag is location taken from... Tijuana is on the south (left) side of the fence... that's one of the border parking lots (expen$$ive...) behind the fences on the right, and some border fence maintenance vehicles in front of that fence...

It's Us! In a church!  6/52

It's Us! In a church! 6/52
Made by kimncris
And nothing disastrous happened. Watching their ceremony brought back many memories of our own wedding nearly 13 years ago. Except ours wasn't in a church. Or in Mexico. Nor was it a Catholic ceremony. Well, they weren't really similar at all. Except for the fact that we were both couples willing to stand up in front of our friends and family to make it official. So that's something. :) Week 6 of 52 Weeks of Us.

Borders

Borders
Made by flávio scorsato
The other side of the wall that divides one of the richest cities in the USA and one of the most troubled cities in Mexico. The story of people that were deported from the USA after living there for half of their lives and leave their wives and children behind, choosing to live a marginal life in Tijuana in hoping to make it back one day. No documents, no communication with their families in the USA.

Carne Adobada

Carne Adobada
Made by nathangibbs
Also known as al pastor. There is half a pineapple at the top and bottom for flavor. Here, the meat is marinated pork (beef is also used) and the tortillas are dipped slightly in the juices that fall off giving it that extra flavor. Then the meat is cut from the stack, cuddled in two warm tortillas, sprinkled with onion and cilantro, covered in avocado and splashed with salsa. Wow. I am so hungry now.

Mexico Bound

Mexico Bound
Made by ms4jah
Took this shot on the way into Mexico. Now I'm back from our 5 days and 4 nights in the wilderness of Baja, their national park called 'El Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Martir. Climbed the tallest peak, El Picacho Del Diablo. What a mountaineering adventure it was! I have many awesome photos to follow! Check back soon (we took many short videos as well).

Noche de Ensueño caminando a tu lado...

Noche de Ensueño caminando a tu lado...
Made by Psicoloco
Es noche estrellada, noche de luces cuando camino a tu lado, cuando veo constelaciones que se esconde en tus ojos y dices te amo, lo recibo en perfecta sincronia, me tomas de tu mano y camino contigo, es como caminar entre luces y colores, es viajar al espacio sin despegarme de la tierra, es magia que solo de tu corazon irisdiscente puede ejecutar.

Soldado

Soldado
Made by Bosquet
A Mexican soldier talks on his cell phone while patrolling the merchant area of the San Ysidro/Tijuana border-crossing. Because of the growing violence in northern Mexico from drug cartel territorial wars, the military's presence in cities has increased. Nearly 1,000 people have already been killed from drug-related violence in 2010.

crossing the border

crossing the border
Made by McMexicano 
This morning we cross the USA border, we waste 40 minutes, they were 120 cars each line to cross. This is the most visited border in the world. There are 19 gates to cross by car. Click to see where this photo was taken. By courtesy of BeeLoop SL (the Mapware & Mobility Solutions Company).

Border Girl

Border Girl
Made by DavidDennisPhotos.com
Although this image has a ShareAlike license, I do not have a model release, so use at your own risk. I took this shot from my car while in the border wait from Tijuana to San Ysidro. The contrast between the girl looking for a handout and the United States sign looming over her shoulder makes a statement that begs interpretation.

Celebration for the Virgin de Guadalupe - Tijuana

Celebration for the Virgin de Guadalupe - Tijuana
Made by Ted Drake
Portrait of a young mother and baby during the Celebration for the Virgin de Guadalupe in Tijuana, Mexico. I'm still amazed how well this picture came out with one of the crappiest cameras ever made. It's the polaroid that used a long skinny film instead of the standard square image. There's a rip cord to pull out the film.

San Ysidro / Tijuana International Border

San Ysidro / Tijuana International Border
Made by R. E. ~
View On Black Just before crossing the border. Shot in assignment for the New York Post. Read travel story by David Landsel: The new Tijuana cool - NYPOST.com nyp.st/pvGCvV

Hope

Hope
Made by Bosquet
Indigenous Mexican people spread throughout the San Ysidro/Tijuana border-crossing begging for money or selling curios. About 85% of indigenous households are below the Mexican poverty line and over half live in “extreme poverty”. Over one third of houses lack electricity and over half lack piped water.

Cerveza Tijuana

Cerveza Tijuana
Made by DavidDennisPhotos.com
I took this shot out the car window while waiting to cross the border from Tijuana to San Ysidro. I edited this extensively in Photoshop to remove wires and other extraneous clutter. I also enhanced a hazier sky so that it matched the mood of the scene in the billboard.

Heartbreaking

Heartbreaking
Made by J R Webb
Having your photo taken on a cart pulled by a donkey is a Tijuana tradition. But why paint them to look like zebras? This is just an added insult to the animals who are forced into this ridiculous nightmare of a life. I love Mexico but would love to see this stop.

Border town

Border town
Made by rockhunter
Tijuana/ San Ysidro. To the left, Mexico, To the right, the USA. Yes, there's a wall. With border guards, the works. Not unlike the Berlin wall used to be, but then the Americans had a big hand in knocking that down. Bit different here, on their doorstep...



Nearest places of interest:

Colonia de los Empleados Federales, aka (Colonia Federal)
Plaza With LOTS Of Pharmacies!
One-way gate
Interstate 5 Terminus
  Pedestrian border access footbridge
CBP Secondary Inspection Area
Major Drop-Off Point For Pedestrian Traffic To Mexico
Duty-Free Shops At San Ysidro

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