Abstract El Paso

I haven’t been taking pictures much of late. I’d be down on myself for not working on progressing my skills, but sometimes it’s good to stop and reflect on what I have already done. I found a lot of failures to learn from, which is always helpful.

I also managed to find some interesting pictures that I initially passed by because they didn’t work with the themes I had going at the time.


WAH! I miss my trips to El Paso. I always got so much art done there. It’s hard around Austin because I feel like everything the least bit cool has been photographed to death.

El Paso Post Office (Fantastic!)

And the award for best use of bathroom tiles to make a post office mosaic goes to…..

It’s on the National Historic Registry. It definitely belongs there. I wish I knew more about architectural styles. Rumor is that EP has a lot of historic buildings in a variety of styles that knowledgeable admirers of building design appreciate. Dunno, there’s something fun about ignorance on occasion! I just see a ‘purdy’ place and snap a shot w/out preconceived notions as to what the important bits should be.

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U.S. Post Office (added 1984 – Building – #84001662)
Also known as Downtown Station;Old Main Post Office
219 Mills Ave., El Paso
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gilchrist,Rowland
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Federal
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-function: Post Office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-function: Post Office