This Colorful City
The Iconic Murals
Washington, D.C. is a hub of culture and art, and the art is not just for galleries. Murals decorate the sides of aging buildings and new construction in this buzzing metropolis. Iconic murals like those outside Ben’s Chili Bowl, change every few years and have featured prominent figures such as Barack Obama and Chuck Brown.
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While iconic murals take center stage in D.C. tourism, the city’s streets are speckled with lesser-known artwork that is no less spectacular. From a free-falling woman on the top stories to a tiger in a concrete jungle, D.C. streets are some of the most colorful I’ve seen in my travels. It’s a visual feast, whether driving through in the business district or walking neighborhood side streets.
Photo Credits: Lisa B
Change of Plans
I set out on my mural-exploring adventure with intentions of visiting specific installations. But as the day unfolded, I discovered endless artistic treasures hidden from plain sight. My eyes darted from alley to alley and top to bottom. I changed my mission to one of cruising and meandering the streets of D.C. to explore the unexpected wonders around, what seemed like, every corner!
I hope you’ll come along with me on this artsy outdoor adventure in the video below and explore the artistry on display through the streets of D.C,
Thank you for joining me on this and future Ecopsyched! adventures
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Painted D.C.: Copyright © Lisa Barry 2021.
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