(Disturbing) Mural of the Week

IMG_6084, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This is across from Bohemian Caverns. What’s up with the Washington Monument cracked in half?  Or am I just being too sensitive?

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  • The Monument cracked in two is definitely interesting, but check out the dripping gyro!

  • TheNeighbor

    I see the monument cracked in half also separating the word peace.
    The “dripping gyro” looks to me like a polluted sewer pipe.
    You’ve got the distruction of row houses, replaced by luxury highrises.
    um…..and a black sheep.
    All in the “202” area code.

    I think it is a political statement.
    I like it.

  • Man, don’t be so sensitive…I dig the Washington monument broken in half..nice anti-establishment touch. And that dripping gyro is whack and the black sheep next to it…very interesting. But I gotta say the mural at 14th and R street for A. Y. T. Auto service is my favorite in the whole city. It’s so, i dunno so, dada, almost expressionistic. The use of symbols and the color selection is just great. There was an article about it in the Post in Aug. 2007 – :http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/17/AR2007081700575.html

  • There was an awesome mural I saw in Portland, ME this summer. It has Bush as a marionette overseeing mass destruction.

  • Funny you should post this today. I was walking by the same parking lot and had to lament the sorry state of the opposing mural (Jazz mural with Miles Davis). Some bricks are falling out of the wall and the paint is flaking. Are these things meant to be “temporary” just a couple of years? I bet people would be up in arms if the Duke Ellington Mural right about the U street Metro station was in this bad shape.

  • my favorite was at 13th and u george’s shoe repair. it was a 70’s vibe with the planet earth… anyone else agree? sad when it was painted over.

  • I don’t know about a mural, but George’s has the lowest prices BY FAR for re-soling shoes. I think it’s $30…the places by my office want between $50 and $60 for the same thing.

  • Ha, I used to live in the house. Wish the picture would show the backyard so I can see if those college kids destroyed my garden yet.

    The whole time I lived there I was always surprised no one ever graffited on that side of the building, then two months after I move out, this appeared.

    No doubt that gyro is “from” the Greek Spot on the other side of that house, and they aren’t too shabby, and the owners are good people.

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