Alumna Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana and her Playas de Tijuana Mural Project

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana. Photo by Joe Proudman.

Standing in the sand looking south, it looks like many beach towns around the world. The deafening slow pulse of the ocean overwhelms the voices of the hundreds of people and the squawking seagulls. A boardwalk separates the beach from the seaside shops, hotels and homes, which, looking north, abruptly ends in the Friendship Park. A monument of colorful oversized letters spell “Tijuana — Aqui Empieza la Patria.”

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