Wednesday, December 5, 2018

PANDA MURAL AT THE MOSAIC DISTRICT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2018

As we were leaving the multi story parking lot in the Mosaic District last week, I came across a floor to ceiling mural depicting panda bears walking around DC.  I haven't been able to find anything about the artist and I couldn't find a signature in any of the photos I took.  It certainly appealed to my whimsical side.  
(Top left is the Iwo Jima Memoral, in the middle is the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and then the three-prong structure is the Air Force Memorial, the buildings behind it is The Pentagon, and behind that is Crystal City, then bottom right is Mount Vernon (George Washington's home), and bottom left Arlington National Cemetery.  It isn't geographically laid out to scale but I think it is a really neat mural.)
(In the above mural picture, top left shows the Washington National Cathedral, to the left of it is the Basilica, the planes may be the Blue Angels and Marine One, the presidential helicopter.  Next The White House, the United States Capitol, and the Washington Monument.  The dinosaurs are on the top of the National Museum of Natural History.  The fountain can be found in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.  This area is turned into an ice skating rink in the winter months.  Food trucks can be found in many parts of the city.  The Lincoln Memorial can be seen middle left.  The others are described under the first mural picture, and I may have missed something out in all of these.  
Pandas on the many bicycle trails in DC, and those practicing the art of Tai Chi. We often see kayakers rowing on the Potomac River, and tucked in the bottom right-hand corner, one of the signs at a metro stop.
Above a cropped version of the first mural photo, and part of the National Zoo can be seen middle left and also below, which is in part in the above photo as well.


Hope you've enjoyed your quick tour of Washington DC.  I will be sharing more of the Mosaic District in another post.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is a great one.



33 comments:

  1. Great mural, Denise. I've never heard of the Mosiac District. Looking forward to your next post about it. ♥

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my find Martha Ellen, we never know what is going to turn up on our walkabouts do we? :) Not sure where the next place will be. Might be after the holidays.

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  2. Those murals give an interesting look at Washington.

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    1. I enjoyed picking out all the places I recognized Red.

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  3. This is a very talented artist. So cute, a tour by panda! I like the panda up in the air with the balloons. The blue angels are awesome, too!

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    1. I agree, very talented. Glad you found a favorite or two. Thanks Ginny :)

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    1. Hi Margaret, it certainly was. I have never seen one quite like it before.

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  5. Fabulous mural. My grandparents gave me a pair of panda fluffy toys when I was born. Somewhere with all the moving we have done over the years they have disappeared and I so regret it, I always loved them. Cheers Diane

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    1. How lovely, I have a panda bear too but not as old as that. I bought it for our son when he was young, when we visited the San Diego Zoo. I hope your Pandas turns up one day. Maybe in a box somewhere. That's what I keep saying. But we have moved a lot also and I remember a few boxes not making it :(

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  6. Well, that's certainly different. I guess youngsters (and me) would retain it all in memory easier than reading books.

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    1. I am a very visual person Valerie, I know I do :)

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    1. Obrigado Francisco, e o mesmo para você. Sua amiga Denise :)

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  8. Hello, I love the cute Panda murals. Neat tour of DC. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  9. What a wonderful mural...it is one that would be hard to see all. Could look ad look at the photos.

    Hope all is well in your world...I generally try to go back and see what I have missed in my abscences, but I won't be doing that so much this time since I have been gone so long.

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    1. Thanks Rose, I'm happy to see you but also know after what you have been through, it takes a lot of exhaustive effort. Take good care of yourself my friend. Stop by when you feel better.

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  10. It panda-s to every taste! So cute.

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    1. Good way of describing them. Thanks Lady Fi :)

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  11. very odd for it to have no signature. a fast trip like this is the only way I want to see DC. it really is cute

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    1. Hi Sandra, I didn't mean to imply there was no signature, just that I wasn't very careful in looking for it. Usually it's the first thing I do but I must have had my head in the clouds that day.

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  12. oh i really like this denise, i always look for and enjoy murals. it's an interesting one, your pictures are great!!

    we will be in d.c. next week, maybe i will look for this. did you go to the u.s. botanic gardens??

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