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Posted 2 years ago


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Of coarse there had to be a follow up on first post . This is 1977 and me on the stripped painted donkey and my Mom next to me . A Great memory of a trip with just her and me , RIP Mother . She was the best .
You had to get one of these photo's the salesmen on street will stalk you to take one !
Tijuana zebras have been a popular tourist attraction in Tijuana, Mexico, a city that borders the United States, since the 1940s.

The Tijuana painted donkey, or Tijuana Zebra, came about some time in the middle of the twentieth century. The reason for painting the donkeys was to ensure that the animal be seen in photographs. Since the donkeys were mostly white, on sunny days with the old black and white cameras the donkey would be seen as a ghostly figure. A long-time tourist staple, the donkeys live on a hillside below the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana.


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Nice follow up, the guy on the left doesn't look too happy.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    You picked up on that good walksoft . Long story but it was a sad time for our family when this was taken . It was a hasty trip I took with my Mom to go to CA anyway we tried to make best of it and I got great time with my Mom and one more walk on the beach . It was last time I ever flew again . and that's another story :-)
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    You & your Mom look happy!
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    David We were trying to find some good in the day and I loved going there ,the trip was a quick one but stressful . But The memory of that week with her was so important at that time of my life it bonded us closer and she was my best friend till her passing .
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean :-)
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Nice to know something good could come out of an event that was so stressful for your family.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    You got my email David I see . It also told me never get on a plane like the one that was posted on a Milwaukee banner a few days ago ! That is scary :-)
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you toolate :-)
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Now I see - there really were stripes on the donkey.
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    MiKKo the stripes are painted on the donkey :-) Thank you for giving post some love :-)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you inky, official for stopping to give some love :-)
  12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Hedge !!!!!!!!!!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio50 and petey :-)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you pawis :-)

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