Daily Archives: June 9, 2012

Things aren’t always what they seem…

Here’s a photo of the approach to Manayunk (a neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, where a grueling bike race is held every June) –

(Forgive the blurriness. This was shot from the window of our car, traveling at least 50 miles an hour (about 80 km/hr) last Thursday morning on the Schuylkill Expressway across the Schuykill River from Manayunk.)

What do you think? Is this the famous Manayunk Aqueduct? Well, no –

Here’s the uncropped picture. Yes, it’s a mural. (The retaining wall it’s painted on is real, though, and so is the street sloping uphill to the left in front of the wall.) Philadelphia loves murals – I hope to get across the river from time to time this summer and photograph some of them.