There’s a long list of things I love about living in Detroit, but here’s one of my favorites: you’re driving down a street you haven’t been on before, and suddenly there’s the greatest mural in the world painted on a building in front of you.
I had this experience last weekend. Driving home from a bookstore, taking a different route, and suddenly there she was: The Girl with the D Earring, a mural I’ve seen online plenty of times but never seen for myself.
The streets were quiet, so there was no one to mind–or rear-end me–when I slowed to snap a photo.
The artist is Detroit native Sydney G. James, and the Detroit Press has a great photo essay on the creation of this mural. Well worth clicking through to see the sheer scale of this painting (it’s HUGE!).
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