Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Magnificent mural in Memphis

When I'm away from my Tucson home, I usually end up finding some spectacular murals. Although this blog is about Tucson, I'm also glad to share a few photos of murals in other places.

As I was driving north along 2nd Street — to see a home-turned-museum in Memphis along the former Underground Railroad — I spotted this mural:

The words are familiar here in Memphis — an important city in the US Civil Rights struggle. But I also liked this mural for the rainbow colors and for the painterly way that the letters are partly covered by dripping paint.

(I wonder if the drips partly covering the words symbolizes some Americans still struggling for their freedom? If you go to Memphis, I'd really recommend the National Civil Rights Museum.)

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