Iztapalapa is known for a more dangerous reputations in Mexico City but it also has a lot of murals all over the place.
Here's a video on the subject.
A lot more murals than I have seen in any other part of the city.
Similar to how you have murals in other areas of the city, this does remind me of how other areas (like Pedregal de Santo Domingo of Coyoacan) has a shit ton of Volkswagen Beetles as you can see here (even though other parts of the city have that too).
And so, to be fair, I tend to see murals also in other areas of the city that are more "informal" and have more crime.
Like Pedregal de Santo Domingo of Coyoacan as you can see here.
There are probably reasons for that.
For example, as I referenced in this article here, poorer areas of Latin America sometimes have efforts to make themselves look nicer through public art.
It's not unique to Mexico City.
On top of that, as I wrote about here, richer areas tend to have more bold politicians that wish to clean the area of any public art along those street food places.
One can assume that they can more easily get away with doing so due to less poor locals who would vote against them and might even agree with them.
And, on top of that, there is always that concern of that "image" they are projecting to tourists as nicer areas tend to have more tourists.
At any rate, the public art of Iztapalapa is so far one of my favorite things of the area.
Every street has something to look at.
I included photos of what I have seen below in this article (I think most have been in iztapalapa but it's always possible a few might be in Tlahuac as I've been spending the last few months in both areas).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the art!
In the coming months, I might add more as I continue to live in and go through Iztapalapa where I'll probably see more street art along the way.
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