Built Environment – Interior Description

Digital Record #11

Nestled between an array of shops/restaurants on the corner of Euclid and Washita is a hidden gem by the name of, El Myr. It is in the heart of Little Five Points where the hipster millenials thrive. As you enter this Cantina you are immediately faced with the El Myr Crest that signals it established date of late/post era of grunge music circa 1997.

Digital Record #10

I felt as if I had walked through a transport tunnel and found myself in a hipster restaurant of Seattle. We battled through clouds of smoke to find ourselves a seat. Everyone was quite polite and personable and welcome all types of people with the spirit of hospitality.┬áThe best way to describe the feeling of this would be Vintage. From long bearded gentleman, to dread-locks with beanies. Everyone seems to have found their own way of life. This was also noticeable on the art-work and furniture seen throughout the environment. Unlike many, “white-collar” shops or restaurants, this place had no place with you signing your name on the wall over a painting or pulling mis-matching stools or tables up to one another to unify another segment of your group that might not have had a place to sit. The overall individuality but yet uniformity was astonishing to me.

Digital Record #9

This place to me felt as a safe-haven to the majority of it’s users. Listening to conversation throughout the restaurant almost everyone knew each person inside and even the waiter instantly knew that we were not from the area. Each was was visited with an array of colors that seemed as if pictures were painted on top of one another to always have the ability to change the interior architecture.

Digital Record #6

All in all, El Myr, was a breath of fresh air environment that did not seem to conform to the way “corporate america” is wanting us too. They welcomed anyone from any area and allowed for you the ability to be who you are within their walls. It was an exciting experience and most importantly, the food was great.

Digital Records #6, #7, #8, #9, #10 and #11

Digital Record #6

Digital Record #6

This was an interior painting inside the walls of El Myr. It was of a little village and it’s surroundings. The entire interior structure of this restaurant, I believe, was once a blank canvas for people to add their own drawings/piece of life for the world to see.

Digital Record #7

El Myr Interior Painting

Above is an image of a Swordfish painted by an individual. If you notice, the small boy in the image, he is portrayed as significantly smaller than the swordfish. Almost an image showing “larger than life” recreation of a natural occurrence that this boy might face while fishing. Each wall is filled with paintings that are painted over another image and it seems to always have the option to change if someone decides they want to freshen up the spot.

Digital Record #8

Digital Record #8

This is an actual picture of El Myr. This is the name of the restaurant and oddly enough the only location in the restaurant where you find an image of him. At least as far as I could tell. It is nestled in the rafters and is not drawn to by any means. We actually had to ask our server the purpose of this picture set off by itself.

Digital Record #9

Digital Record #9

Here is an image of the bar as we were heading out of dinner. It encompasses quite the variety of individuals. From “hipsters” to “business-men”. It is in all ways a replica of what the restaurant felt like to me and my girlfriend. It was a place in the foothills of Decatur but still welcomes all types of people. The ambiance was nice, music selection was from all genres and the types of people ranged on a wide spectrum.

Digital Record #10

Digital Record #10

Above is an image of El Myr’s crest. As you walk thru the entrance to the Cantina it is directly in front of you. Established in 1997 during the tail-end of Grunge era, this is the most played music genre while eating there but a variety was still heard to appease all types of music taste. If you look in the distance past the crest, you can see the artistic level this restaurant/cantina has to offer.

Digital Record #11

Digital Record #11

Not much of an interior image but this is the sign you see walking into El Myr. It is very dark and doesn’t seem inviting, exact opposite of the feel you are overwhelmed by as you walk in. Inside, I felt a surge of comfort come over me.┬áThe service was impeccable and the prices were low. It was an exciting experience and allowed people to come in and be who they were. Paint what they wanted. Say what they wanted. All in all, it was a restaurant that welcome any and all people and gave that person the ability to “write there name” on the wall. Well, of course until someone wrote over it.