Bacardi Mural & Being Back on the Mountain

I’ve just returned recently from a Homecoming Reunion at my university and it was so much fun visiting with everyone again. For some, it had been 25 years since we had seen each other. Although we’re older (and wiser, I hope), I’m happy to know that we still can enjoy a good time with a few drinks and dancing. With that in mind, I thought these Bacardi Murals in Miami by Francisco Brennand were worth posting and a nice juxtaposition between beach and mountain living, particularly since they express that vibrancy and joei de vivre found in both places. They are made with 28,000 hand painted and baked tiles and adorn historic buildings.

Bacardi Mural from, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Bacardi Mural from

Barcardi Mural via, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Barcardi Mural via

Bacardi tower edited via Examiner © 2009 George Leposky, on Art is Everywhere

Bacardi tower via Examiner © 2009 George Leposky

4FinalBacarditoweratnight via blue vertical studio, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Bacardi tower at night via blue vertical studio

This link on Urban City Architecture shows so many more pictures that flip with the artist’s and background information on the reverse.

If you’d like to see a tour of this Miami landmark, go to this YouTube Bacardi Museum Building link.

Moving on from Miami to the Mountain, here’s a quick pic of Sewanee friends enjoying the opportunity to be together on a gorgeous fall, mountain day.

1-JennyJoe_AshleyPeter_casartblog via Slipcovers for your walls

Jenny & Joe, Ashley & Peter visiting at Sewanee

Fortunately, we  were also able to enjoy a visit with our son for dinner at Ivy Wild, a new fine dining restaurant in Sewanee. Tip: bring your own liquor or wine.  Go to this link for more details about attending the upcoming Lessons & Carols during the holiday season that was just featured in the December issue of Southern Living. I like what the writer, Katie Morrow, reflects about Sewanee:

Because as much as I enjoy the flurry of family activities during the holidays, the desire to “produce” Christmas can be overwhelming. That’s why I love this place, high on a mountaintop, where I can quietly welcome the season with reverence and joy.

If you’d like to read about some charitable efforts taking place in and around Sewanee, go to this recent Homecoming post on Slipcovers for your walls.

If you’d like to see more collaborative street murals for a good cause that may still be on view in Houston — until the next rain — view this video below and go to this Via Colori article link on Houston Chron for details.