We both stopped to look at this, yet another very old door on 19th Street. This building is on Ashland Avenue near 18th Street. I first noticed it when Rick, Peter and I were having lunch at La Cebollita. This is where we had lunch, too. And yes guys, I had the enchiladas pollo con mole. Yum! Here’s a close up of the terra cotta detail on the building: This brick home, also on 19th Street, had such intricate brickwork I had to pause to take photos. This is a closeup of the brickwork surrounding the windows. They even created an intricate look around the doorway. We were walking west on 19th street when we came across this mural on a cross street. This is the south part of the mural, and more importantly, that’s Cindy’s Diana camera in her hands. That little camera is so light and fun looking! The north part of the same mural: Also seen walking west on 19th street. Native American Church of Itzachilatlan wall mural in Pilsen: Wall mural on St. Pius V. church:
This mural is visible walking north on Ashland Ave. There’s something refreshing about seeing smiling faces that are two stories high. This one is three stories high, towering over a laundromat. I loved the concepts behind it, showing people in all different professions, with hope for the future to the left and spiritual, religious influences on the right. This mural also caught my eye, both for the religious figure and the colors of the Mexican Flag. I’ve always liked painted commercial signs over the billboard plastic ones, but this is even nicer with the artwork that spans southward, telling a story.
I had taken photos of this mural before, but not in connection with the store sign.
I like the segment on the right, where you see multiple generations of women.
The next two murals are part of the same wall of faces. They’re quite realistic. Cindy noted the interesting effect of leaving part of the brick surrounding this man’s face in it’s natural state. And last but not least, Bimbo Breads delivered a gift for the last shot. I’ve occasionally seen their trucks on the north side, but for the largest selection of Bimbo baked goods I’d suggest Pilsen and Little Village.