Posted 2 years ago
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.