Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Washington DC there is a new monument painted on the wall of a warehouse. Created by artist Garin Baker, the monument/mural pays tribute to the African American artists and craftsmen who built the Lincoln Memorial.

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Minneapolis at Dusk

Posted: September 15, 2017 in architecture, art, crosswalk, sidewalks
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On a recent trip to Minnesota, I had the chance to go on a short side trip to Minneapolis. During my stroll nearing twilight, I came across jaw-dropping architecture and inviting sidewalks and streetscapes.

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Saint Paul is an easy city to like. It’s comfortable for pedestrians and interesting sights abound. Here is a sampling of art and architecture around Saint Paul, with a dash of Peanuts characters.

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Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown, was a native of Saint Paul. The city commemorates the Peanuts characters at Landmark Plaza, a downtown park.

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During a recent walk near the Aspen Hill Library, I came across this painted manhole cover.

A splash of art has uplifted the entrance to Bethesda metro station. It used to be drab and dank, but no longer. The color unifies the space.

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The POW! WOW! grafitti art event is back in DC. Throughout the Metropolitan Branch Trail and around the NoMa neighborhood, new works of art are coming to life.

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Street View Reflections in NoMa

Posted: March 31, 2017 in art
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On a sunny day in NoMa, this building’s glass facade reflects the colorful street view.
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