next to the beach in Tijuana. / by Nicole Marroquin

IMG_5620.JPG, originally uploaded by beanqueen.killer.

Translation from this stone plaque near the beach, next to the border:

Nearby is the beginning place of the border between Mexico and the United States established on October 10 1849. The flag of Mexico here symbolizes the friendship between the peoples of Mexico and the United States and to commemorate the idea of the Natural Collateral Park on the border.

this was pointed out to me by one of my hosts. New heights in irony.