Title: Unknown (Mustangs), by Michael Encinas
Location: East side of 10th Avenue, immediately south of 27th street.
Details: Ceramic tile mural on a wave-shaped concrete sound barrier
The better half of the Local Couple spotted these one Sunday morn. And
what a find! Bright, bold, full of color and action, these wild
mustangs galloping at full speed enliven the street scene. While
technically a sound barrier to reduce traffic noise in the immediate
neighborhood, this is more of a gift to all passersby.
While taking these photos, a local to the area stopped his car in the
middle of the street: "Isn't it beautiful?"
It was such a nice surprise to come upon this sound barrier wall! There
are several other such walls along 10th Avenue, all with different
designs. This one, with the herd of wild horses, is one of the most
colorful and vibrant. It's a wonderful piece of artwork, as well as a
reminder of the Old West, with its image of a band of wild mustangs
galloping across an open plain.
Copyright © 2004 S. Halversen. All rights