I took a walk around Covington's riverfront today with Issue430, and it was the first time I'd seen the Covington Murals up close and personal...they're really phenomenal - it's well worth the time to browse along them, if for no other reason than you can keep turning around and seeing the Roebling backdropped by downtown Cincinnati!
Anyway, I thought I'd post a thread of each of the murals, along with detail shots, so here you go! These are in order from east to west. All murals by Robert Dafford.8000 BC: Great Buffalo Road:
Detail of Native Americans offing one of the buffalo:
Mouth of the Licking:1782: The Meeting at the Point:
The mouth of the Licking:
George Rodgers Clark, Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone and Colonel Logan:
Detail of a soldier, and I believe he's replacing his flint:1805: Kennedy's Ferry and Landing:
This blue heron is on the driftwood log between the two boats - probably my favorite little detail (and props to Issue430 for catching this!):1856: Flight of the Garner Family-Underground Railroad:
I dug the river ice in this one:1862: The 1862 Pontoon Bridge across the Ohio:
"Ouch, my elbow."
He painted through the cracks:Jacob Price:1867: The Roebling Suspension Bridge:
"A suspension bridge across the Ohio River? Brilliant!"1890's: Farney and Duveneck:1921: Latonia Race Track:"German Heritage" (in progress):Covington Churches:
This was my favorite mural...it looks like one large stained glass piece, made up of three windows...full picture, then details follow:1913: Federal Ball Park:1914: Madison Avenue, Centennial:1922: Daniel Carter Beard:
I'm sorry, the scouts in the background look like demon-children from a Japanese horror movie:
Yeah, ice-sailing. Totally straight.1937: Flood of 1937:2008: Fireworks (in progress):
Two tremendously cool things about this one:
First, the kid watching:
...and second, that The Ascent is completed!
Only things missing? Bootsy Collins, and blankets duct-taped to the Serpentine Wall: