Friday, May 11, 2012

Twenty murals (and a plaque) for #600

Randy started this blog almost six years ago: July 12, 2006. Today's post is our 600th, and we've got a ways to go! (The unpublished murals pages show some of the murals that aren't on the blog yet.) Today we've got 21 more murals for you: 20 murals and a plaque (that you might count as a "mural").

The Adult Learning Center at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington, is filled with murals. Back on May 4, 2010, we posted four murals on the north side of the center. When I rode by from the south on October 9th, 2011, I found 21 more (and I might have missed a couple!). I discovered them when I spotted one of the mosaic-topped arches at an entrance to the courtyard that runs between the buildings. What a mural-lovers’ Mecca!

Above is the plaque on the wall by the south entrance. Below, the southern entrance portal: the south side, then the north:

Next, let's take a walk past the first ten classrooms, from south to north. By each door is a mural with a desert plant and the name that English-speakers typically use for it. There's also a square plaque with the room number and the name of that same desert plant in Spanish. (At least, that's my guess from looking at the pattern...) I'll list the room number and Spanish name (from the plaque) next to each mural:

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Palo Fierro
Room 6
Room 7
Room 8
Room 9
Room 10
(Palo Verde)
GED Testing
Examen de GED
The signs for the next four classrooms, 11 through 14, touch the mural and are wrapped in the same border. So I'll show them without labels:

I was here on October 9, while the building was closed. But the classroom doors have small glass windows, and I saw that rooms 5 and 6 have spectacular stained glass on the opposite walls. I shot these two photos through the little windows. (As always, you can click on a photo for a larger view.)

At the other end of the courtyard (which is on the west side of the buildings) is another arch with mosaic murals on top. Here are the east and west sides of the arch:

1 comment:

Warren said...

love that stained glass look