on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
What the Kids Said
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Italian Workmen's Club
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Fishing Along Wingra Creek
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Quality Ace Hardware
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2
Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour
Park Street Delights
Write about what you saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched in the Park Street corridor this past Thursday and Friday.
What surprised you? What took your breath away?
Who was a great person to meet?
Describe what was most vivid at one or more sites or in talking with one or more people.
When did you imagine being at home on Park Street?
The sound of the Mexico Lindo playing songs for us. . . . Dancing to
their music was fun to a lot of people. . .
I love the amazing colors of Mexico Lindo’s costumes and the
wonderful shades of blue, indigo and turquoise used by Nancy Giffey
in her mural entitled, “Bayview.”
As I walked into Tropical Fish World, the humid air hit my face as
the camera lens
fogged up and the smell of condense water vapor mixed with the smell
of fish and hundreds of containers of fish food.
Beads of perspiration streaming down my face as I peer into the dark
tank of the African Lung Fish at Tropical Fish World.
The shiver of delight I felt when Mr. LeBeck shone a flashlight on
a big tank in the back of the room and I saw the silver-colored angelfish
from the Amazon and the tiny, miniscule, just-hatched angelfish babies.
The micro-worms at Tropical Fish World crawling in the oatmeal mush
making the shimmering effect on the surface of the gloop.
. . . [T]he little worms at the Tropical Fish World were kind of disgusting.
Mainly because of the strong smell.
There are all kinds of shapes on the mural at the Bayview Center. It
has squares all around, it had circles for moons, and all kinds of other
shapes. I also liked the colors, but when I looked deep down for me
the colors were sad, unhappy kinds of colors. So that’s why I
liked it but I didn’t like it.
When we met with Tamaki at the Oriental Shop, she’s just so nice
and it was a quite powerful experience. . . . I want to go back to the
Oriental Shop and talk with some of the volunteers and see why they
volunteer. If it’s just because they’re nice or because
of the owner [Tamaki] or what.
And Tamaki, because she was so kind. . .
The synagogue, it smelled differenter than [differently from] all those
other churches I went to. I would want to go and visit the synagogue
Rabbi Katz had a unique way of talking, had a lot to say, and could
keep us focused for the whole time we were there.
The gasps when the curtains at the synagogue were pulled, revealing
the ancient scrolls.
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