Frank Rowicki did these oil portraits of iconic Oakland scenes around Lake Merritt. He donated them to what I assume is the Grand Avenue business district association. They are mounted on the side of a building on Grand Avenue at the entrance of a public parking lot. They can easily be seen as you drive up Grand. Frank now lives in Spokane, having moved there in 2005. It looks like the beating sun is taking its toll on these pieces.
Welcome to Monday Mural: if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you. Just follow the Linky steps below. You decide what constitutes a mural. Once you start looking, you find them everywhere. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward your mural finds posted this week. Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment. Thanks.
Dear mural enthusiasts--I apologize for the Linky problems. I'm working to straighten them out, hopefully by next Sunday. Apparently it's related to the new Google feature of sending all visits to our blogs to an encrypted https format. I say that like I know what it means. Ha! The recommended fix is not doing the trick regarding Linky. If you have any ideas about what to do, please contact me.
“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Rev. John Watson
Civil Rights Monument
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