Monday, April 01, 2024

Field of (Mural) Dreams, part 1 of 3

South Tucson is one of the best places to see murals… including murals in places you wouldn't expect. For instance, if you feel like exploring alleys (a mountain bike — bicycle — is great for this), you'll spot murals that few other mural-lovers have seen. That happened when I visited Taqueria Pico de Gallo on December 16, 2023. (Those photos are in Tacos and more (and more) and Murals being made, part 78: Raspados y Mas (y mas).) I decided to drive west and discovered some murals. I got out of my car to walk around and… wow!

I'll divide the photos into three posts. Today: a long row of fences. Wednesday: an area (a former business?) that's repainted often. Friday: A series of 26 “alphabet murals” — from A to Z. A map at the end of each post should help you find that group of murals. Of course, murals change — especially here. So a mural you see here might not be there if you hunt in-person… but then, you'll probably find some others you like.

Unfortunately, I can't spend the time to do my usual careful editing. So, for instance, lines that are actually straight may look tilted. Sorry about that… so many murals, so little time…

Here's a long series of fences that start just southwest of Taqueria Pico de Gallo. First, an overview. Then, I'll take you west along the fences with photos of each mural — and, once, a closeup of an artists' signature.

That last mural is just south of the west end of 36th Street.

The map below shows where the murals in each of the three posts (parts 1 through 3) are located. Today's group starts at the lower right corner, just south and a bit west of Taqueria Pico de Gallo. You can click on this (or any other image) for a slideshow of bigger views.
Next time: Part 2 of 3.

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