Maybe that element of surprise is what inspired this project, the Red Bull Street Art View site. Street art — wall murals, graffiti and the like — is often caught in the frame of Google’s little camera cars.
The site starts off with a global view with some bulls-eyes, and you can zoom in anywhere. Naturally, I zoomed in to the Yucatán, wondering … could Mérida possibly be part of this?
And yes, it is! At first, I thought there was a mistake. The target indicated a stretch that seemed to run alongside one of the airport’s runways. But apparently, there’s a huge fence there that proved irresistible to some talented kids. Mérida is in da house!