Inquilinos y Trabajadores Unidos

September 9, 2006


This sign is above the entrance to the Chirilagua neighborhood Community Center on Mt. Vernon Avenue.

Hide in Plain Sight

September 8, 2006


The artists almost blend into the mural itself.

A Work in Progress

September 7, 2006


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 maƱana.

Look Through Any Window (Except This One)

July 28, 2006

Look Through Any Window (Except This One)

It may not be immediately obvious from the photo, but the window on the left of this Del Ray antiques shop on Mt. Vernon Avenue is really a mural.

If you’re humming and you’re not sure why, all that pot smoking you did in the 1960s affected your memory. I was going to tell you something else, too, but I can’t think of it right now. If you don’t have a clue as to what I’m babbling about, click here.

My thanks to Passante of Picturing Washington DC, from whom I shamelessly stole this idea.


July 26, 2006

A stone’s throw from Al’s Steak House (you can see Al’s sign on the far left) is Mancini’s. I love what they did with the wall. In case you can’t tell from the picture, the little alcove with the sunflowers is painted on.