One day in July Ebby and I spent the afternoon exploring Boston's South End. We visited several shops, a bakery and an art gallery. Along the way we saw a couple of great examples of colorful, outdoor, urban art.
Painted by Japanese artist and current South End resident Yuko Adachi, this electric meter housing warranted a special trip across the street so I could inspect it up close. And photograph it.
Finally, this amazing mixed media mosaic wall, otherwise known as the Betances Mural. The project was a cooperative effort that involved artists, residents of the Villa Victoria housing complex in which it is located and local children. The mural depicts Ramon Betances, 'father' of the Puerto Rican nationalism movement. The collection of ceramic tiles is full of incredible details. We could've spent all afternoon examining and enjoying the wall.
I loved stumbling upon such great public art in one of my favorite cities. And discovering it with Ebby? Double bonus!