A Work in Progress


Chirilagua, also known as Arlandria, is a neighborhood bordering Del Ray where there is a large number of Hispanic immigrants. These two artists are hard at work on a new mural on the side of the Chirilagua neighborhood Community Center. I love murals and was delighted to see this one in progress.

Don’t worry, I won’t deprive you of the full view of the mural. But you’ll have to come back mañana.

15 Responses to A Work in Progress

  1. santy says:

    wow, it must be fun working on that mural. so colorful! love it! thanks for showing it to us 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I always like that kind of murals, they are so colorful!!!

    Thanks for sharing it

  3. Kate says:

    ¡Muy bien! ¡La fotografia es estupenda!

  4. passante says:

    Wow, I’m going to have to go see it for myself.

  5. Anne says:

    Yes I love murals too…they are very personal. Will be on a look out for the finished product 🙂

  6. Bill says:

    Love the shot. I recently moved from Fairfax to Delta, and had not noticed many murals back east. Here in Delta there are many. I have shown 2 on my site, and plan to show the rest over time. One 20+ year old mural got hit by some kids with spray paint last week. Rather sad.

  7. Nathalie says:

    It’s wonderful to see the mural actually being painted, you get the action as well as the colours. Fantastic picture!
    Greetings from Sydney,

  8. carol says:

    Great shot! I love the colors and will be looking forward to seeing the completed mural.

  9. Felicia says:

    Great shot, like Nathalie said – I like seeing the work in action. I think this one is going to make it on the Best of DP for this week! 😉

  10. Curly says:

    You will need to take a HUGE step backwards to get this one in the frame when it’s finished. Could be interesting!

  11. MarieMcC says:

    I’m glad you all enjoyed the mural. I have never seen a mural being worked on before, so I felt like I hit the jackpot!

    Curly, oh yes indeedy, and it was more than one step!!

    Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a note.

  12. Helen says:

    That’s going to be an awesome mural!

  13. […] On Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, Marie McC posted photographs of a mural in progress in the Chirilagua (a.k.a. Arlandria) neighborhood in Alexandria. It’s a neighborhood where many immigrants, particularly Hispanic immigrants, live; the mural is rich with symbolism. This detail shows a sheriff holding his hand up to stop a woman (who can’t be seen in this picture) at the border. The baby wearing a diaper/nappy behind him is George Washington, with his nurse, an African American slave. The angry-looking man at the upper right is a judge, pointing the would-be immigrants back to the countries they came from. The sign round his neck refers to House Resolution 4437 “To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance border security, and for other purposes,” introduced in December 2005. You’ll find two more detail photos of the mural here. […]

  14. « says:

    […] If you read my Washington, DC photo blog, please bear with what starts out as repetition. I’m indebted to Marie McC of Alexandria Daily Photo for taking me to see this mural She featured it in the making on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, and I posted briefly about it on Picturing Washington on Sept. 15. […]

  15. […] If you visit the Washington, D.C., area and are interested to see this mural, you’ll find it on Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, on the side wall of the building that supports the Tenants’ and Workers’ Support Committee. The creation of the mural was featured on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 on Alexandria Daily Photo. […]

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