Saturday, January 10, 2009

A mural at the Charleston airport

 


Bessie Coleman, aviation pioneer.
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10 comments:

dick stanley said...

A cool Texan. Charleston, SC?

creakypavillion said...

...and someone actually paid for that.

miriam said...

Dick: It is Charleston, SC.

Tat: they had an exhibit honoring aviation pioneers. Coleman was the first black woman to get a pilot's license--she was a brilliant, flamboyant figure.

I've seen worse memorials. How about the WWII monument in Washington DC--it looks like a skating rink.

creakypavillion said...

The only monuments I remember from my one visit to Washington, were various dudes on a horse[s]. Not too shabby, the whole squadron of them.

Have no opinion of Coleman herself, only of a horrible, craft-project-in-2nd-grade mosaic you showed us.

miriam said...

You didn't see the World War II monument which looks like a skating rink? It's outstandingly mediocre.

creakypavillion said...

May be that's why my hosts spared me.

dick stanley said...

I've never seen a tile mosaic that looked much better than that. As for D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is very nice. So is the Jefferson Memorial. Most of the war memorials are trite, except for the Korean and Vietnam ones. The WW2 one is sort of bland and featureless.

But Bessie was one neat gal. Your picture inspired me to do a post on her, Miriam:

http://texasscribbler.com/blog/2009/01/queen_bess.html

creakypavillion said...

My condolences, Dick.
For a "good" tile mosaic, I'll give you a few quick examples:
here,
and here, and here, or here" .
Or hundreds of thousands other places. Where the author is an artist, not a grant seeker.

The Sanity Inspector said...

Thanks for the words of support.

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