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The Atlas of Chicano Park by paintingsheep

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Holding up the overpass in the Barrio Logan section of San Diego are the colorful Murals of Chicano Park. This mural is entitled Colossus. The Artists:
Mario Torero, Mano Lima, Laurie Manzano., 1974
Renovated, 1989: Mario Torero, Mano Lima, Laurie Manzano.
……..The Colossus evokes the image of Atlas from classical mythology, supporting the heavens upon his back and hands. In Chicano Park, the Colossus supports the exit ramp from the Coronado Bay Bridge onto Interstate 5 South. A blue sky containing fluffy clouds fills the background of the composition, as the figure strains under the weight of the bridge.

I took this photo in bright daylight and changed the pavement and surroundings to a night scene in order to showcase the mural. The mural itself is unaltered.

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  • Berns
    Bernsover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Image!

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful :-)

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Wow !!!!!!!!! What talent going to waste on an overpass.Great capture though. So many great pieces of work. Nice job.

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoover 3 years ago

    Very nice Gena:)

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    Stunning murial – great find and capture Gena :o)

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

    Wow what a great shot of this art find!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Amazing art, love it.

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Fabulous piece of artwork. love it. :))

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    Awesome image Gena! You always find the neatest things! XXSUEXX

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Just fabulous!

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