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It's exciting to live in the Tampa area because in just one week, the Republican National Convention will be held here, and more than 50,000 visitors are expected. This is the biggest party our area has ever hosted, and we are busy sprucing up to make sure we look our best!
For instance, a mural painted by Carl Cowden has been repainted. Remember the postcards people used to send while on vacation? They often said, "Wish you were here." In 2003, Cowden based his mural on a real postcard. Unfortunately, it had to be removed in order to repair the crumbly stucco on this historic building, home to Archives and Records. Cowden said murals often can weather a lot. "The murals don't fall apart," he said. "The walls fall apart."
The City of Tampa's public art program picked up the tab of $12,000. You can read about it here.
Look closely and you can see three men painting.
I copied it from the link above.
Standing on a scissors lift, Mural Artist Carl Cowden III, 56, right, of Tampa, and his two son's Carl IV, 20, left, and Griffin, 19, center, repaint the City of Tampa postcard mural.
The mural merges Tampa images from past with the present. In the letters that spell "Tampa" you can see the Sulphur Springs water tower, the Gasparilla ship and accompanying flotilla, the old Tampa Bay Hotel now the University of Tampa...
... a streetcar in Ybor City, and a nature scene on the Hillsborough River.
How proud he must be of his two sons.
|1. Magical Mystical Teacher|
4. Luna Miranda
5. Swedish Corner Down Under
6. Blue Skies and Sunflowers
10. Gittan Sweden
11. Rajesh, India
12. Tito Eric
15. mark, australia
16. Gemma's Greyscale
17. Gemma's MP Daily
18. Mildred - France
|20. Rinkly Rimes|
21. Leovi - My angel wings
23. 4U2 Sweden
26. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
27. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
28. Eden, Australia
29. Chapel Edged in Blue
32. Flip Flops
33. Family & Fitness
34. Goodnight Sign
35. Moe Lauher, SC
37. Pin Wheels
41. Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe
44. "BLUE" Wedding Cake
45. Leovi - That sweet gulf between my sheets
46. Cafe au lait - FM
48. Hyde Daily Photo
50. Blowing Rock
51. Jim,Sydney, Australia
52. dix - gypsyczech
53. Rita aka Cashjocky