Bar La Perla

Bar La Perla is one of the oldest original cantinas on the east side of Austin, that has been intact since the 1950’s. It is located in a corner now immersed in new buildings and hip restaurants (Comal and East Sixth Street). I visited the bar with an unclear idea of what I was going to find in there.  When I entered, I felt many eyes on me. Curious, friendly, and wary looks I was even asked if I was a police officer!?). There were groups of friends having beer and listening to Tejano music from a jukebox. It was a magical, stuck-in-time atmosphere, and I had to capture it. These are the faces of La Perla on an afternoon of October, 2015.

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Ben is a regular costumer at La Perla. He enjoys to have beer and read the paper.
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Fin is the bartender at La Perla.
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Patrons having an afternoon of beers at Bar La Perla.
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An unnamed costumer spending his Thursday afternoon at La Perla on east Austin.

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