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Wall murals of Trinidad/Quincy, Washington

Wall murals of Trinidad, Washington (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=28307); Northern Exposure: Chronicle 24 - Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf, Lady Etain, and Prince Cian.  Adventures in Washington. Photos taken March 22, 2016.  To read the adventures, visit  http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=20007.   To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews.  All photos and articles (c) 2015/2016 Technogypsie.com - by Leaf McGowan  and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved.
Wall murals of Trinidad, Washington (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=28307); Northern Exposure: Chronicle 24 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf, Lady Etain, and Prince Cian. Adventures in Washington. Photos taken March 22, 2016. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=20007. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2015/2016 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved.

Wall Murals depicting life in the area
Trinidad/Quincy, Washington

In the rural communities of Quincy and Trinidad, eastern Washington are collections of intriguing historic story-telling facades made up of wall murals telling history, storie, and scenes from the past of farm and city life through the ages. The art is beautiful and inspiring, telling tales for generations to enjoy. While both towns are ghostly and lowly populations, car driven tourist traffic have renewed interest in the area.

Wall murals of Trinidad, Washington (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=28307); Northern Exposure: Chronicle 24 - Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf, Lady Etain, and Prince Cian.  Adventures in Washington. Photos taken March 22, 2016.  To read the adventures, visit  http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=20007.   To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews.  All photos and articles (c) 2015/2016 Technogypsie.com - by Leaf McGowan  and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved.
Wall murals of Trinidad, Washington (http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=28307); Northern Exposure: Chronicle 24 – Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf, Lady Etain, and Prince Cian. Adventures in Washington. Photos taken March 22, 2016. To read the adventures, visit http://www.technogypsie.com/chronicles/?p=20007. To read reviews, visit: www.technogypsie.com/reviews. All photos and articles (c) 2015/2016 Technogypsie.com – by Leaf McGowan and Thomas Baurley. All rights reserved.

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World’s Largest Fire Hydrant of Busted Plug Plaza (Columbia, South Carolina)

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Busted Plug Plaza’s World’s Largest Fire Hydrant
* 1400 Taylor Street (corner of Taylor and Murray), Columbia, South Carolina *

Confirmed as the world’s largest fire hydrant (confirmed 2012) is actually a art sculpture created by artist Blue Sky, unveiled on February 18, 2001. Artist is the same who created the “Tunnel Vision” art mural in the parking lot just behind it. It stands close to thirty nine to forty feet tall and weighs five tons, with a titled design and slant to give it a look of being broken and having a busted plug with water seeping out of its base into the crumbling rocks around it. Safety barriers surrounding it are part of the artwork to illustrate it being broken. The two competing giant hydrants for the record are in Elm Creek, Manitoba at 29.5 feet, and Beaumont, Texas at 24.5 feet. Rating: 4 stars out of 5. More information can be found at http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4453.

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Tunnel Vision Art Mural (Columbia, South Carolina)

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Tunnel Vision Art Mural
* 1550 Marion St. * Columbia, SC *

In the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina is a very realistic tunnel entrance painted on the side of the Federal land bank building. Internet data claims it was first painted in 1976 by Artist Blue Sky and faces into an open parking that houses the largest fire hydrant art sculpture also in Downtown Columbia. The mural hosts a beautiful sunset, crumbling concrete, bullet holes depicted in the street sign, hazy landscape in a modern view of a pre-apocalytic world. Rating: 5 stars out of 5. More reviews and information can be found at http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4602.


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Museum of Art: (DC) February 2009: Pompeii and the Roman Villa

Smithsonian National Museum of Art * 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565 * (202) 737-4215 * http://www.nga.gov/.


Pompeii and the Roman Villa Exhibit 2/17/09

The second exhibit I visited brought back memories of my Archaeology days and wanderings in Pompeii. What a blast from the past, literally. Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture from around the Bay of Naples
Archaeology and Art from the first century BC displaying the picturesque Bay of Naples which was culturally known as a retreat in B.C. for vacationing emperors, senators, and other prominent Romans. Inside their lavish seaside villas under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, treasures abound flamboyantly portraying leisure, art, life, reading, writing, exercise, painting, sculptures, and decorative arts … enjoyment of their sensuous gardens and views, entertaining house guests and frolicking in the sun. Artists of the region painted murals on the walls, mosaics, paintings, luxury arts, and sculptures. Some of these recent archaeological discoveries are for the first time on display in the U.S. A spectacular 30 minute film is also presented telling the history of life and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. An excellent, not to be missed exhibit. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


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