After last Monday’s post, which gives a little background and reference to the public art murals in Philadelphia, here are some of the pictures we took of our trip. What makes these unique is that they are taken at night. Some of the murals are paired with other photos from complementary blog postings regarding particular murals. This is the order in which we saw them on our self-directed tour. Here’s our map. The green area is area where we were staying and saw the murals below as indicated by the blue numbers on the map.
Here it is during the day on A Big Guy in a Big City Blog.
You can see what a difference a mural makes.
My son Jackson and I really liked this one by David Guinn because of its pixelated nature and maybe because I recognized his style from the Autumn version that I previously posted on my Summer into Fall blog post.
Here’s another one of Guinn’s murals as seen on Joanna.com’s Philadelphia Murals post.
We were surprised by the intricate, exuberant nature of this Theatre of Life Mural painted by Meg Saligman that just happened to be located next to a Subway shop. This strange juxtaposition of over-the-top richness with an everyday eatery made this mural all the more charming even though it almost didn’t appear to fit the location. Then we noticed the three dimensional character of one of the figure’s dress that seemed to be perfectly situated under the bright Subway lights that not only lit it perfectly but appeared to be pointing in that direction. That’s pretty perfect strategic placement. This mural also had beautiful glass mosaic segments throughout the composition.
We saw this next one of pets on our tour but since it was dark, we didn’t realize it was Guinn’s because we couldn’t see the pixelation. He has quite a range of themes.