Saturday, July 18, 2009
the Lake city Mural
Saturday Mornings with Lucy>HERE
Adventures in Undiscovered Florida
As I have mentioned, in my recent post, I like this mural!
My jaw dropped a bit when I turned around to look at the open parking lot where some street store had been demolished and low and behold this mural filled the length of the side of a building.
Here is a symbol of a large town rebuilding its downtown after the Mall was built, out by the Interstate, not *just* an Interstate, mind you, this Interstate location is where I-75 Meets I-10!
[the major Miami-Atlanta road meeting the Jacksonville- New Orleans road!]
I brought this post over from another blog, I want to make sure that this mural image does not get lost.
One of the best murals that I have ever seen! Looks really "3-D" when I stand before it.
The mural was placed there in early 2008, to celebrate "the little people", when the mall came in about 1980, most of All of the downtown businesses left to go to this mall, leaving downtown empty. But after a few years the buildings had small shops owned by "real" people: oh the displays are amateur, the owners sometimes have only a grade school education, but in this blue-collar rural town, there is not one Franchise to be seen, here.
There is a real soda bar [fountain] antique shops, cafes, etc....