Senryu : brilliant

railcar, blank canvas
stories told in brilliant hues
street alley treasures

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

These railcars were in the lot behind the Old Pueblo Trolley museum.
250 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ
Just walk past the building on 36th.

These were the first one’s I saw lost on 36th.

Unlike oil paintings in museums, erosion becomes part of weathered murals
barbed wires, fences don’t keep folks out.
generally if folks like a street mural, they won’t graffitti spray paint on the image as a sign of respect — but blank spaces nearby are fair game.

Then I saw this one.  The two murals are at 90 degrees to each other. This one was commissioned.

I counldn’t read the orange/cream letters although it’s obviously a word(s)
Bridge goes to a temple

Between the signature on the left of this mural and this “thank you” on the right is why I figure it’s commissioned. I figure those groups contributed to a project grant.

Darn, just realized I didn’t have a long shot of the whole second mural.  Also there was another mural back there I couldn’t get a shot of.  I’m hoping when I go back to the museum, they’ll let me in the back storage yard to see the ones I can’t get to.  I’m also curious about the project that paid for the one mural — if it was part of a larger project in case there are other murals.  We’ll see.


Old Pueblo Trolley museum
250 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ
Tuesday through Thursday:  11am–3pm
Friday and Saturday:  10am–4pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm

Daily prompts, Daily Post

January 8: robin egg blue
Color Your World Challenge
“Your contribution can come in any form – art, poetry, flash fiction, a tale of a miscellaneous memory – anything, the only caveat – it has to be inspired by the color of the day.”
Note:  the blue around the Buddha, I think looks like robin egg blue
hmmm, now that I think of it there are a few other colors from this week in those murals
January 9th: yellow orange (mural 1)
January 10th: fuzzy wuzzy brown (who creates these names?  the crayola folks?)
January 12th: wild blue yonder (mural 2, mountains)