Category Archives: Photography

Memphis Skyline, River Walk and Riverside Drive

Beale St. Landing

Beale St. Landing by joespake
Beale St. Landing, a photo by joespake on Flickr.

My first visit to that Beale St. Landing thing. Downtown Memphis.

Let’s have more murals in Memphis

Today’s Commercial Appeal describes the “South Main Design Challenge,” a design competition to address blighted properties in Downtown Memphis.  I offer high praise to Paul Morris and the Downtown Memphis Commission for encouraging such projects.  I have a couple of  concepts that could brighten up some of those bare and ugly brick walls  Downtown:

Here is a great new mural on the side of Bari’s building celebrating Overton Square –

Overton Square Mural

And this is a billboard of sorts, advertising Midtown businesses with an artsy touch. Too bad it hasn’t been updated in years, but is still cool looking as well as having a hip Midtown feel.  Would you buy an ad on this wall?

Cooper-Peabody Wall

The I Love Memphis Mural Project has been popular,as well as being a good PR tool for the city.  Urban murals are popping up all over the world, and Memphis could use some more.

 

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