What Do the Walls Say?
In Oaxaca, as in most of Mexico, the construction material of choice is cement. Large expanses of unadorned cement beg to tell someone’s story, to send a message, or perhaps just to provide a large canvas for expressing artistic ability.
I don’t know who the artists are (or if they want to be identified) or if any particular authority has given them permission to paint a wall. I suspect that many are done with great speed in the dark of night.
It’s great fun to discover the walls, and you never know when you will round a corner onto an unknown street and a new and wonderful wall will pop out to greet you!