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A Diamond in the Dilapidated

Everglade's picture

I'd want to go to North Philly to see the North Philadelphia Beacon Project (Broad & Lehigh), a part of the Mural Arts Programs. The mosaic grids are portraits of people -- residence and participants in the program. I can't see the portraits in the photo, so I want to see the mural by myself. I think the portraits will talk to each other and talk to me.

I've always wanted to go to North Philly, the only direction I haven't been to. People say it's the area that you don't go, that you just don't go. But I believe it's not that scary, although I know the area is dilapidated. The mosaic is bright, eye-catching, and hopeful. I believe art can really change something even in that area.