Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Meet Ya at the Corner

Another Blair Arcade Mural: Although the present day corner looks much different than this painting, this is the corner where the building still stands
Today in MN History:-1926- The old Mendota bridge to Fort Snelling opens and is dedicated to the men of the 151st Field Artillery who had been killed in World War I. (Historical information taken from the MN Historical Society's website: mnhs.org)

11 comments:

  1. great mural again Kate, the colours are so vibrant, love that tram =)
    love these painted scenes from St.Paul

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  2. wonderful! everything looks like cardboard cut-outs.

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  3. Heya Kate - wonderful series and great to read history info every day =)

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  4. This one is really fantastic! I love the period feel of it.
    -Kim

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  5. A glimpse into another time, another way of living. You rarely see men in hats, standing on street corners talking anymore. Today only tourists or dailyphotobloggers take time to stop and look.

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  6. cette serie de peinture murale est magnifique. on se croirait dans une autre epoque.


    this series of mural is splendid. one would believe oneself in another time.

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  7. Very nice mural work. I really like the illustrator's style. Its funny were a camera will lead you. One of the gifts of doing the blog as you point out.

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  8. Another vote for the mural, I like the way the corner leaps out at you, very good.

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  9. Hi Kate, I'm enjoying the tour of the Blair Arcade and am glad that you posted another photo of the murals. I find it interesting (and so far no one else has commented about this?) that these murals from the turn of the century show blacks along side whites. Do you know if it was the case in St Paul that blacks lived in/frequented the same areas as whites back then? For sure, St Paul is not the South, but I wonder how true these murals were to the times. If so, what a progressively great city St Paul was/is!

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  10. i was wondering who was this kate who left a comment on my blog. when did u change image. ;-) my blog activity has kinda slowed down lately.
    I like this mural work. colourful and vibrant

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  11. Very nice mural!
    In Sydney, they are building Australia's first vertical village - see my post today. What will happen to the good old saying 'meet ya at the corner'??? Corner of the lift?

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