A mural in Rensselaer seems to be filled with celebrities

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I while back I enjoyed walking around the Riverfront Park in Rensselaer, New York, where there are numerous murals painted on the concrete supports for the highway that runs overhead. Looking back at the pictures, this one struck me today: as you look at the various faces, do any of them look familiar to you? […]

American Flag with Pipe, Rensselaer, NY

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I saw this American flag mural painted on a concrete support beam for the highway overhead in Riverfront Park, in Rensselaer, NY. My question is: there was plenty of space above the pipe, so why didn’t the artist paint his mural above the intrusive object? The artist clearly wanted to integrate the pipe into the […]

Captain America as window guard spokesman

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As I was wandering around East Williamsburg in Brooklyn today, I saw this building for American Architectural Windows, which has been manufacturing, supplying and installing aluminum fenestration products to the U.S. building industry since 1983. It only makes sense, then, that they utilize Captain America as their unofficial (visual) spokesman, with his shield in one […]