I found a postcard scan of El Paso from about 92 or so:
For comparison here’s a similar shot from 2006:
And here’s from a week ago:
Yeah, I didn’t notice anything different either 🙂 That’s unfortunate because a lot has changed down there. In that same time we got a couple of new museums, a handful of buildings have been revitalized and the Plaza Theater has been reopened. The makings of an art scene have begun and there are many new restaurants and clubs that have opened. To the casual visitor who may only stop at scenic drive for that 4000 foot view, downtown looks exactly the same as it has for years. You know what though, that may be a bonus to the vendors who have stockpiles of El Paso postcards.